Discussion of particular technologies and their implications for our IT architecture.
With increasing numbers of data analysts across the University using Power BI, the HR Datamart project decided to make strategic HR data available in Power BI workspaces. We have achieved this, but it turned out to be significantly more work than we expected. Power BI is a data visualisation tool that lets analysts present information […]
Our new People & Money system is replacing the University’s old HR and Finance systems. With that change comes the need to replace the data feeds that connected the systems being replaced to other IT applications. We’re taking advantage of this to change the way we connect our systems. Instead of copying large data files […]
At a local meetup last week, Steven Bryen of Amazon gave a summary of the recent changes to the AWS cloud platform. This was a very useful reminder of what public cloud platforms offer us. Five or ten years ago, discussion about whether to move IT to the cloud was primarily about location – whether […]