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Why is investing in software product and system quality necessary?

March 1, 2022

Companies, organisations and institutions are required to systematically check the quality of the software they produce. Today, software is part of our daily routine and its use is undoubtedly an important part of our lives. Software is used in various areas, such as electronic transactions, the stock exchange, health sector, for monitoring and developing government […]

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Redefining IT due diligence for better value creation

January 25, 2022

Digitalisation is changing the dynamics of merger and acquisition transactions. Investors insist on due diligence when reviewing a company for investment, merger, or acquisition. However, due diligence processes focus on financial, legal, HR, and commercial issues to the exclusion of IT, even though IT is something that companies in every industry now rely on heavily; […]

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Ethos 1.0, or the need to build software with intrinsic human values

November 7, 2018

The Black Box Society book was a source of inspiration for this article (among others). For the last 14 years I have been conducting research and then practicising consultancy on software quality matters. I was merely trying to find answers to questions like: What defines good software? How can we measure it? How can we make […]

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On Algorithm Accountability: Can we control what we can’t exactly measure?

May 11, 2018

During the last months, I spent (quality) time with people of diverse backgrounds and roles; from executives in the banking sector, founders of health or tech startups and translators to name a few, discussing the impact of technology and algorithmic decision making on their daily work. Not surprisingly the gravity of the deducted decisions as […]

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