Innovation Lab

Update From the Innovation Lab: Machine Learning

Online Business Systems unveiled their highly anticipated Digital Innovation Lab in May of 2018. The Innovation Lab connects our customers, and the difficult business problems they are trying to solve, with emerging technology. Using a set of themes, the Innovation Lab will  investigate technical trends industry experts believe will be the foundation of the next generation of digital business models.

Below is an update on some of the Machine Learning that has been taking place.....

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By Larry Skelly on Feb 26, 2019 3:21:32 PM
Team, Coaching, Lessons, Strategy

Lessons Learned From Sports: Part Two

For many years I had the privilege of playing various roles in building a community sports organization and working in sport at the provincial level, learning from coaches with immense experience, who are devoted to developing the sport community in general.

Despite being mostly retired from these roles, I still find myself applying athlete development analogies to business and professional development situations.  There is so much we can learn in business from those who are very skilled at mentoring athletes and coaches.

My first-hand experience with athletic coaches combined with my consulting role at Online has provided me with some insight I’d like to share.  In Part 1 we opened with three lessons.  Here are four more:

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By Larry Skelly on Feb 22, 2019 5:06:32 PM
Business, Team, Coaching, Lessons

Lessons Learned from Sports: Part One

For many years I had the privilege of being able to play various roles in building a community sports organization and working in sport at the provincial level, learning from coaches with immense experience, who are devoted to developing the sport community in general.

Despite being mostly “retired” from these roles, I still find myself applying athlete development analogies to business and professional development situations.  There is so much we can learn in business from those who are very skilled at mentoring athletes and coaches.

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By Larry Skelly on Jan 17, 2019 5:44:26 PM
Innovation

Innovation Lab Update

While Online has always had a culture that promotes innovation, we were proud to officially open the doors to our Innovation Lab (Lab) in May of this year. The Innovation Lab's mission is to collaborate with Online’s customers to solve their most difficult business problems, exploring the latest in technology trends.

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By Larry Skelly on Aug 27, 2018 12:21:47 PM

Secure by Design: Part Two

Part two of a three-part blog on building secure solutions using Online’s Secure Solution Delivery Life Cycle (SSDLC).

As attacks move up the stack from the operating system to applications themselves, a shift in the solution delivery life cycle philosophy is emerging, recognizing that security activities need to move earlier in the life cycle, to truly build security in effectively. 

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By Larry Skelly on Jun 9, 2017 12:09:53 PM
Security

Secure by Design: Part One

Part one of a three-part blog on building secure solutions using Online’s Secure Solution Delivery Life Cycle (SSDLC).

As attacks move up the stack from the operating system to applications themselves, a shift in the solution delivery life cycle philosophy is emerging, recognizing that security activities need to move earlier in the life cycle, to truly build security in effectively. As organizations are pressured by the rapid promotion cycles of DevOps, the focus is often on secure coding, static code analysis tools, and earlier security testing. But this is too late to be effective; in order to build inherently secure applications our security activities need to span the entire life cycle.

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By Larry Skelly on May 31, 2017 4:28:32 PM
Security, Service Management

When an Asset Becomes a Liability – Part 2: Uptime is Important, but Insecure Uptime May Be a Liability

A note from the author: As I talk to more and more organizations a new challenge is emerging: balancing the need to be secure and the need have systems operational. I’ve written this blog post from an internal perspective (CEO) to provide an “insider” view on the problem. While not meant to describe operations at any firm specifically, the challenges identified and the solutions required to resolve them are real and attainable with the right team and the right skills. 

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By Larry Skelly on Apr 13, 2017 4:17:19 PM

When an Asset Becomes a Liability: Uptime is Important, but Unsecure Uptime May Be a Liability

A note from the author: As I talk to more and more organizations a new challenge is emerging: balancing the need to be secure with the need to have operational systems. I’ve written this blog post from an internal perspective (CEO) to provide an “insider” view on the problem. While not meant to describe operations at any firm specifically, the challenges identified and the solutions required to resolve them are real and attainable with the right team and the right skills. 

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By Larry Skelly on Mar 22, 2017 11:22:06 AM