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Technology risk assessment 2023: what programming language (versions) to use

It is important for companies to choose future proof technology: if not you may have to switch technology at great cost, or run security risks. In our technology reviews, we therefore assess the risk of all modern software languages and frameworks. In this article we explain what we look at and provide a summary of the…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

A basic risk management method for information security

One of the requirements for good information security is to have a method for risk identification and assessment. This article describes one simple and practical method that can be used by any organisation.

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Project risk management fundamentals

In this final chapter in our series on software project management, we have some advice on risk management. As a project manager of an IT project, you can avoid many risks by careful planning and good communication. 

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Software project management: managing scope

From March to May 2016, we are teaching the course Software Project Management at the Free University of Amsterdam. Each week we treat one aspect of project management, and last week we discussed project scope management. Managing project scope is crucial for project success, but unfortunately it is often neglected or undermanaged. In this article…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

ICT in Banking – ‘The Banana Skin Report breakthrough’

The ‘Banana Skins’ Reports are unique annual surveys about risks in the financial industry. The report is commissioned each year by PWC and carried out by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation. There are actual two versions: a banking banana skins report 2021 and an insurance report. both versions are very interesting reads for anyone in the financial…

Floris van den Broek