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Operating Systems and the OBASHI Layers
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A question was posed the other day on the OBASHI LinkedIn group:"At what point does a piece of software fall into the Application Layer instead of [Operating] System? I'm busy documenting a bunch of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Wallis Nov 12, 2014.

 

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Paul Wallis replied to CHAPPERS's discussion OBASHI & Data Governance
"Hi,   I thought, before drafting a reply, I would look at a few definitions of Data Governance and I found these:   While OBASHI doesn't deal with the specific content of the data, it does provide a framework on which we can make…"
Feb 19, 2015
Paul Wallis replied to Paul Wallis's discussion Operating Systems and the OBASHI Layers
"Hi James, Thanks for a very good question.... We have recently been working with a client who wanted some clarity around the three cloud services they utilised, hosted in three separate data centres, split over two parts of the business, and how…"
Nov 12, 2014
James Gander replied to Paul Wallis's discussion Operating Systems and the OBASHI Layers
"Hi That makes sense to me, but on a similar vein, where would a data centre sit?  Within section 6 of the manual it is hinted that the data centre is part of the Owner element, but I can't see how that would be. Surely the owner is the a…"
Nov 5, 2014
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Risk, resilience and liability in complex cloud systems

“Just imagine if a major cloud service provider had a ‘Lehman moment’, with everyone’s data there on Friday and gone on Monday...”That’s what the authors ask us to do on page 2 of “Beyond data breaches: global interconnections of cyber risk”.It appears that some users of the Dedoose cloud-based application don’t need to use their imagination. Dedoose enables academics and students to manage research data online.But…See More
Jun 12, 2014
Paul Wallis posted a blog post

Walkin' Dog Blues

Never mind the mutually beneficial relationship created over thousands of years.Never mind them guarding you and yours.Never mind their ability to recognise human emotions.Never mind their ability to sense ill health and disease.Never mind the crazy, funny stuff they do.Never mind you not taking exercise.Never mind you burning a bit more fossil fuel.Never mind the risks to kids.Just a…See More
May 23, 2014
Paul Wallis commented on Herve Meslin's blog post OBASHI and 'Service' layer?
"Hi Herve, Welcome to OBASHI Think and thanks for posting the question... In ITIL V2 we saw services described as “ICT infrastructure and management processes that deliver the information and solutions required by the…"
Feb 27, 2014
Paul Wallis posted a blog post

Data flow disasters and the world’s ‘bumpy ride’

“More data flow disasters are inevitable – which means, because we as individuals are ever more reliant on flows of data to live our lives, some of us are going to share that pain.So don’t get comfortable...strap yourselves in.  It’s going to be a bumpy ride.”A couple of years ago I argued in “IT and the Steam Boiler”, that a lengthy period of serious data flow-related problems was only just…See More
Jan 30, 2014
Paul Wallis posted a blog post

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on data flow

Throughout history understanding various flows has been critical to the successful implementation of new technologies and subsequent economic development.  As we state in Chapter 3 of The OBASHI Methodology:“...Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution an understanding of flow – firstly flows of water, then steam, then electricity, then oil, petroleum and components – has been vital for businesses, the…See More
Dec 19, 2013
Paul Wallis posted a blog post

Technology and trust in the financial markets

I used to think that we were good at designing systems.  We would phase test them, user test them, stress test them and more, and eventually we would roll out the system and it would work.  And life was good.In his blog, “Bank systems are not safe (anymore)”, Chris Skinner reflects on the reliability of financial systems,“...It used to be the odd outage, but most banks and exchanges reported…See More
Sep 5, 2013
Paul Wallis posted a blog post

The need for a common language in cybersecurity

In addressing, “Cyber Security and Global Interdependence”, Dave Clemente of Chatham House discusses the ‘security implications emerging at the intersection of cyberspace and infrastructure’.  One of his conclusions is that,“Meeting these security challenges requires better shared understanding of what is critical between those who protect an organization and those who set its strategic direction.”Similarly, during a…See More
May 10, 2013
Paul Wallis posted a blog post

Finance IT problems around the world

On New Year’s Eve 2012, late afternoon, customers of three of the UK’s largest banks were unable to withdraw cash or use internet banking - some complaining that account balances were incorrectly showing ‘00.00’. There can’t be many worse times for such a “glitch” to occur, and the (further) damage to those banks’ reputations must have been considerable. The financial cost was also considerable with, for example, Lloyds Bank setting aside £125 million to “compensate frustrated…See More
Feb 14, 2013
Paul Wallis posted a blog post

Why does finance need a Legal Entity Identifier?

During July we attended the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, for the formation and launch of the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Private Sector Preparatory Group.The group was created by the FSB in response to a call from the leaders of the G20 countries to proceed with development of a, “unique identification system for parties to financial transactions.” [pdf]Since then, over 100…See More
Jan 24, 2013
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Asset failure and flow

 “Assets will always fail at some point, and with any asset failure there is a chain of consequential loss which is triggered by an originating event.”Last year, I discussed the vulnerability of the modern city to interruptions in the various critical supply flows that keep it going. When key flows – water, electricity, natural gas or sewage – are interrupted in an urban area, our lives become very…See More
Nov 22, 2012
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Capabilities, perceptions and risk

Legal Risks on the Radar, is an annual survey, published in the U.S. by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting. The 2012 report researches attitudes to current legal issues among ‘two critical governance groups’: public company directors and corporate general counsel (GC). Amongst other things, the survey finds that the growth of digital business, and connectivity, has caused many in these groups to recognise the increasing importance of understanding the legal issues associated with data…See More
Oct 5, 2012
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Holding the CxO to account

Over at the FSClub Blog, Chris Skinner summarises a discussion he had with a senior manager in finance about bank operations.  He writes,“...most firms struggle with enterprise management.It is down to the very nature of fragmented structures, legacy systems, merged and acquired operations, that make the enterprise view hard.Hard but achievable, so why is it not achieved?A view put forward was that it does not make…See More
Sep 14, 2012
Paul Wallis posted a blog post

Standards and data flows

Three assertions that I hold to be true:The understanding of the flow of data is fundamental to an organization’s financial well-being. [more]Business resources, including people and IT assets, are either providers of data, consumers of data, or they provide the conduit through which the data can flow. [more]IT exists for one reason, namely, to enable the flow of data…See More
Jul 18, 2012

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Risk, resilience and liability in complex cloud systems

“Just imagine if a major cloud service provider had a ‘Lehman moment’, with everyone’s data there on Friday and gone on Monday...”

That’s what the authors ask us to do on page 2 of “Beyond data breaches: global interconnections of cyber risk”.

It appears that some users of the Dedoose cloud-based application don’t need to use their imagination. Dedoose enables…

Continue

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 15:39

Walkin' Dog Blues

Never mind the mutually beneficial relationship created over thousands of years.

Never mind them guarding you and yours.

Never mind their ability to recognise human emotions.

Never mind their ability to sense ill health and disease.

Never mind the crazy, funny stuff they do.

Never mind you not taking exercise.

Never mind you burning a bit more fossil fuel.

Never mind the risks to…

Continue

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 7:46

Data flow disasters and the world’s ‘bumpy ride’

“More data flow disasters are inevitable – which means, because we as individuals are ever more reliant on flows of data to live our lives, some of us are going to share that pain.

So don’t get comfortable...strap yourselves in.  It’s going to be a bumpy ride.”

A couple of years ago I argued in “IT and the Steam Boiler”, that a lengthy…

Continue

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 5:31

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on data flow

Throughout history understanding various flows has been critical to the successful implementation of new technologies and subsequent economic development.  As we state in Chapter 3 of The OBASHI Methodology:

“...Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution an understanding of flow – firstly flows of water, then steam, then electricity, then oil, petroleum and components – has been…

Continue

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 8:15

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At 10:54 on March 4, 2011, Fergus Cloughley said…
Good news on the software development Paul.
At 9:29 on September 7, 2010, STEVEN PEARSON said…
#OBASHI presentation well received at Petroleum Data Conf yesterday http://ow.ly/2AmYc Invited back today to present again #mdm #dataquality

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