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Our top 10 insights from 2019

January 2, 2020

Happy New Year from everyone at 6point6!

If 2020 turns out to be half as compelling as 2019, then we’re in for a good one.  What better way to start the new year than to take a brief glimpse back at the one just gone, and to remind ourselves of all the insights, predictions and theories we shared throughout 2019. As always, we’d love to get your take on all these issues so get in touch with your views on any of the subjects raised.

No. 1 – Artificial Intelligence: Hype vs Reality

In partnership with YouGov, we commissioned a short survey of over 1,000 senior decision makers, including owners, partners, chairpersons and non-executive directors, working across the public and private sectors. Get the full report here:

Artificial Intelligence: Hype vs Reality

No. 2 – Aspirational predictions for 2020

Our Director of Financial Services, Chris Mills, shared some of his predictions for 2020 in this blog from December last year. How many do you think he has got right?

Aspirational predictions for 2020

No. 3 – The cyber skills gap and the role of the consultancy

Our Cyber Assurance Manager, Jim Wright, offers his take on the current skills gap within the cyber industry, along with some suggestions as to how businesses can minimise the disruption it often causes.

The cyber skills gap and the role of the consultancy

No. 4 – Top tips for taking a cloud-first approach

What do we mean when we talk about a ‘cloud-first approach’ and why should it be a key consideration when seeking technology solutions? Our Senior Enterprise Architect, Mike Openshaw, answers these questions and more in this piece.

Top tips for taking a cloud-first approach

No. 5 – Understanding your DevOps capabilities

Our Director for DevOps, Mark Debney, talks through the key considerations when developing a roadmap for successful deployment of a DevOps business model.

Understanding your DevOps capabilities

No. 6 – Accelerate Data Science: Why a Graph should be at the heart of your Data Platform

Our Big Data Architect, Dr Daniel Smith, explains how cloud technologies can be leveraged by Data Engineers to curate and clean data, reducing the huge amount of time currently spent on this sort of task.

Accelerate Data Science: Why a Graph should be at the heart of your Data Platform

No. 7 – Insurance: Faster and more accurate underwriting with IPA

Highly detailed risk assessment is a key success factor for insurance companies – potential claims tomorrow directly influence financial planning and resources today. But what seems like a simple task is a challenge in everyday practical work. Our Director for Engineering, Andrew Tarry, explains more here.

Insurance: Faster and more accurate underwriting with IPA

No. 8 – Why a digital discover?

Earlier this year we began a journey to define the proposition for a new digital platform  ─ Open Borders Direct ─ which would support importers and exporters in the UK. This blog documents the full story from discovery to execution.

Why a digital discovery

No. 9 – There’s only one place for the end user, and that’s centre stage

The title of this piece says it all. At 6point6, we believe the end user’s experience is critical, but this can sometimes get overlooked or forgotten along the way. Our Director for Experience Design, Gavin Edmonds, lays out how to minimise the risk of this happening.

There’s only one place for the end user – and that’s centre stage

No. 10 – What are the Information Security threats that most organisations face?

A threat is “a person or thing likely to cause damage”, but what exactly does this mean in the context of information security? Find out here.

What are the Information Security threats that most organisations face?

We hope you enjoyed our trip through the archives. Remember to check out our Insights page for more great articles in 2020!

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