Articles by Harry Thompson

Password best practice – five ways to boost your organisation’s security

By Harry Thompson on August 31, 2017

Cybersecurity is a topic that should be on the mind of everyone who works in an asset management firm. The risk of having sensitive data stolen or your content highjacked or vital core IT systems compromised…

The Rise and Rise of Cybersecurity

By Harry Thompson on July 31, 2017
cybersecurity rise

One can’t help but notice that cybercrime is a much more popular term these days. Once upon a time, back in the day, you would hear about hackers breaking software or finding bugs, but they tended…

Why we are deprecating TLS 1.0

By Harry Thompson on May 3, 2017

How did this all come about? During 2014-5 there were some horrendous security alerts which showed that some of the most trusted protocols on the Internet were no longer safe. These alerts were given names, and…

Improving Client Service Through Cloud Application Monitoring

By Harry Thompson on June 30, 2015

In the last two years, there has been a big change in the way Kurtosys delivers applications to clients, most of which can be attributed to the use of cloud-based Infrastructure services. To keep pace with…

How to Adapt to the Ever-Changing Nature of Internet Security

By Harry Thompson on January 13, 2015

There is no doubt that Internet security and risk management are getting more difficult to maintain. More than ever, software vulnerabilities are becoming more frequently exploited. This subject has always been a serious and important issue…

What DevOps Means to Us

By Harry Thompson on August 28, 2014
DevOps Skills Matter - Chef (Opscode)

On the 31st of July, I had the honor of speaking at the Skills Matter eXchange in London about what DevOps means to Kurtosys. DevOps (a portmanteau of “development” and “operations”) is an emerging and fashionable…

Globally Recognized Security Certification Awarded to Kurtosys

By Harry Thompson on March 5, 2014

Security is an integral part of our business – it underpins everything we do. We are delighted to say that Kurtosys has recently been awarded with the security certification, ISO 27001, throughout all of our global…

Do Cloud Services Pose a Security Risk for Asset Managers?

By Harry Thompson on September 3, 2013

Cloud computing adoption has been rapidly on the rise, so much so that it now looks set to become a dominant solution for both the business and personal computing needs of the future. But what about…

Evolving Infrastructure in the Cloud

By Harry Thompson on August 14, 2013

It’s no longer a question of if we will run apps in the Cloud, but rather when? Just two or three years ago we were all looking at the Cloud in terms of the future and…

Welcome to the JavaScript Club!

By Harry Thompson on November 9, 2012

A short while back, I started a JavaScript Club at Kurtosys. Before I explain why, let me set the scene by describing last week’s meeting and what the JavaScript Club is like.  I was chairing the…

Do you want a Mobile Website or a Mobile App?

By Harry Thompson on May 12, 2011
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A lot of people I talk to are confused between mobile websites and mobile apps or rather, they can’t appreciate what the difference is.  This makes it difficult for them to decide what to do next….

The EDM Story

By Harry Thompson on May 9, 2011
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How Kurtosys found and launched its market leading new product Enterprise Data Management (EDM). When Kurtosys merged with FundWorks back in 2009, it was a time to take stock and review the range of products and…