Innovation

Enpoma Alpha Is Coming

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Application Portfolio Management has finally come of age and is available instantly for all large and small firms in the form of Enpoma for Apps – Enterprise Portfolio Management for everything from simple apps to complex mission critical multi-server platforms.

The pre-release (alpha) version of Enpoma for Apps is entering limited testing with enterprise prospects in a few countries. Some of the simpler screen shots will give you a feel for what it looks like.

Enterprise Portfolio Management (EnPoMa) is a small simplified centralised approach to managing large complex distributed sets of assets.

In this case we are focused on the technology and operations ecosystem assets (systems, vendors, stakeholders, responsibilities) much of which is generally referred to these days as apps even though in the enterprise world these apps may involve hundreds of servers, interfaces, people and other assets and liabilities including full stack inhouse and external components and IaaS, Paas and SaaS costing hundreds of millions of dollars.

Enpoma for Apps is a mobile, tablet and web app for enterprise senior management and their direct reports helping deliver strategic insight & management of an organisation’s technology.

  • Typically 80% of a large enterprise enterprise tech and operations s budget is spent on business as usual (i.e. keeping the lights on) the remaining is spent on pruning (decommissions/upgrades/consolidations) and innovation.
  • The idea is to help them innovate more by better managing risks (e.g. vendor, technology, concentration, geo, skill, key person) and opportunities (consolidation, diversification, acquisition etc) and more.
  • Enpoma gives you dashboards that pinpoint areas to focus on and more importantly what is not being focused on. Where you are making progress on understanding (the stages of knowing) and where you need to do more.
  • The app is available for instant deployment via our platform provider and thereafter accessible via the web and native mobile apps with granular access security controls
  • You can read more on our earlier Enpoma product announcement.
  • We are using a major platform as the foundation for the Enpoma innovation suite so we can focus on your business technology management and strategy challenges while our platform provider handles the significant burdens of high end security and reliability for the enterprise market
  • All the usual major certifications and security are covered by the platform including but not limited to –
    • ISO 27001 / ISO 27002
    • CISSP / CIPP / MSSPs / SAS 70 Type II / SysTrust
    • TLS / SSL end to end
    • TRUSTe CPS / JIPDC / EU SH

If you would like to participate in this limited release trial your firm could qualify for early access and discounts for the first year of use so please contact us using the form below.

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Please note that while most of our target market are likely to be larger firms, smaller technology centric firms and early adopters who want to be ‘ahead of the game’ strategically (e.g. for an upcoming investment or merger/acquisition) or who are operating a complex/diverse technology environment will also benefit.

If you heard about us via a closed audience notice (e.g. professional forum or direct mail) please let us know via the comments.

Enterprise Portfolio Management

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Building on years of work in large enterprises, we are pleased to announce a Beta release for the next Cooper & Co product – Enpoma.

Enpoma is an Enterprise Portfolio Management tool for tracking applications used in large organisations.

Enpoma lets you track, profile and analyse the strategic aspects of your applications like risk profile, team accountability, interfaces/integrations, life cycle and much more.

Enpoma is based on years of large scale work done in financial markets from large global retail and institutional banks to more niche investment banks. The key benefit are equally valuable in government and semi-government bodies as well as industrial firms.

Typical firms of 10,000 or more employees need to track hundreds or thousands of applications with diverse technologies and yet require consistent management tools for strategic and scenario planning and accountability.

Do you know the risk profile of every app in your organisation? What deployment platforms are you most vulnerable on? What coverage do you have for your mitigation planning. What system dependencies do you have across applications, application instances, locations, teams, Paas, IaaS, SaaS, open source technologies and more?

City Differentiation

I recently had this innovative communications video shared with me, it highlights the innovative and differentiated position of Sweden, with a focus on Stockholm. While some of it is little more than a gimmick, most of it is rather smart and achieves remarkable ‘cut-through’ in a time efficient manner.

Innovation, sustainability and technology are three of the hottest brand value creating elements at the moment and this campaign (or perhaps ir was just one event) achieves all three.

SydStart Panel Discussion

SydStart by Cooper & Co.

Cooper & Co are proud to be the founding and long term sponsors of the largest professional tech startup event in Australia – SydStart.

This event is something we support because we want to grow the startup ecosystem in Australia and it is undergoing a dramatic growth phase, due in no small part to the hyper connectedness and accelerated learning we try to encourage via SydStart events.

The SydStart site has recently been move to wordpress.com and refreshed and for events prior to 2012 you can also still get to the old archive google sites version.

The RSA

The RSA

The RSA is a registered charity devoted to innovation as a path for improving humanity best known for their series of short high impact educational videos on a variety of timeless important topics.

More formally, to quote them directly – ‘The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability so we can close the gap between today’s reality and people’s hopes for a better world.’

We particularly like their videos (and their collegaues using similar techniques) on –