Klas Ehnrot has joined IT informa

Klas Ehnrot valde IT informa

Med erfarenhet som System Developer valde Klas Ehnrot att fortsätta sin karriär hos oss på IT informa. Klas har lång erfarenhet inom mobil utveckling samt Java/JEE och medverkat i ett flertal spännande projekt på bl a Tetra Pak.

 Klas började hos oss den 1 maj och kommer under den närmsta perioden att bidra till Tetra Paks fortsatta utveckling.

Klas Ehnrot has joined IT informa

With experience as System Developer, Klas Ehnrot chose to continue his career with us at IT informa. Klas has long experience in mobile development and Java/JEE, and he has participated in several exciting projects, including Tetra Pak.

Klas started at IT informa May 1st and works together with the Tetra Pak Development Team.

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For more information, please contact Ulf Santesson, 070-321 38 29, ulf.santesson@itinforma.se

Wilhelm Ericsson has joined IT informa

Wilhelm Ericsson valde IT informa

Med erfarenhet som System Developer valde Wilhelm Ericsson att fortsätta sin karriär hos oss på IT informa. Wilhelm har en gedigen bakgrund inom ett flertal spännande projekt på bl a StruSoft och CGI. 

Wilhelm började hos oss den 15 mars och kommer under den närmsta perioden att bidra till Diaverums fortsatta utveckling.

Wilhelm Ericsson has joined IT informa

With experience as a System Developer,   Wilhelm Ericsson decided to join us at IT informa. Wilhelm has a solid background within e.g StruSoft and CGI.

Wilhelm started at IT informa March 15 and  works together with the Diaverum Service Team.

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For more information, please contact Ulf Santesson, 070-321 38 29, ulf.santesson@itinforma.se

Our approach on regulatory requirements

How health- and biotech related experience of regulatory requirements can be applied on other industries

Being a consultant company, we often run into questions related to the Patient Data Act (PDA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or other regulatory requirements and principles. We have developed a method to address regulatory and other non-functional requirements.

Our company has worked with customers within health- and biotech industry for several years. One of our customers is a health provider with clinics in more than 20 countries. Because they reside in many countries, we have multiple PDA and other regulations to consider and to implement in their software, processes and organisation. But are there any differences when we working with other industries, e.g. food or finance?

Of course, there are different regulations depending on the industry. The model we address the regulatory requirements, and use them in our processes and critical software, should be similar no matter which sector we work in.

Identify the regulatory requirements

As you may know, to be compliant is not only about the software. How you work, your processes, your values, these are also parts of compliance. For this particularly customer, we collected the Patient Data Acts from all 20 countries and started to identify what requirements affected the software and what requirements affected the processes within the organisation. When we looked at the processes and the software from a holistic view, we quickly found out, many of the regulatory requirements could be treated as properties of the solution. 

So, what is the best model to handle this type of requirement?

As an example, in the financial sector there are a lot of discussions about regulatory requirements in regards to Risk Management. One well known set of requirements from ECB is called BCBS239 (RDARR). When we read through those principles it’s obvious, the requirements are high level properties on the solution.

Managing Requirements

The traditional way to analyse requirement is to break them down into sub requirements until each detailed requirement can be solved with a pretty straight forward solution. However, when we work with non-functional requirements e.g. regulatory requirements, this method could be a trap which leads us into an extremely fragmented solution where we lose our eagle eye perspective and the ability to maintain the solution.

 

Samuel Persson

Senior Consultant
Samuel Persson
Samuel has worked as a consultant for 30 years in a variety of industries and business areas.

His professional network and his thorough knowledge are the basis for the several executive and board members roles he held.

Regulatory requirement are properties of the solution

With a superior list of principles e.g. BCBS239, we think it is best to use another approach. The experience we have gained, we can address the requirements as properties of a solution. When we use this model, we will move our focus from a pile of requirements into a solution with a set of properties. When we shift focus, we will soon find it much easier to work with the requirements and make our systems and processes compliant. It’s still a lot of work to do, but our effort will be much smaller and we will gain control of the implementation process.

BCBS239 describes properties of the solution not functional requirements. We can recognise this model from other quality standards e.g. ISO9126 or ISO25010. We treat the principles in BCBS239 as properties of the same solution. The scope will be smaller and easier to manage. It will also be easier to demonstrate compliance against the principles. The illustration in this article shows how to look on the solution from different views, each view with a property as the focus point.

During the process of making a change in our system, we always return to this model to verify we are still compliant. We look at the changes through the different views of the solution, the properties. This will let us know in an early stage, if we eventually will make a change against any of the properties. Once again, using BCBS239 as an example, we should verify the change we implement is compliant with the requirements of: 

  • Principle 1 – will the change affect the Governance?
  • Principle 2 – will the change affect the IT Architecture?
  • Principle 3 – will the change interfere with the Accuracy and Integrity?
  • And so on…

When we design, and develop a solution, we work on the solutions in several layers before it is implemented. On the top layer, we design the solution on a conceptual level. The iterations will lead into a conceptual solution which can be verified against the different properties. Each layer has its own purpose, and the granularity is in more detail for each layer we pass through. At the bottom layer the solution is implemented and verified against the properties. This method helps us to secure we are compliant through the whole development process as well as the solution.

Compliant processes

A common error some companies tends to do is to only make their software compliant. It is important, but the IT architects who understands the regulatory requirements can do this easily. Compliant software doesn’t necessary make your organisation compliant and the risk to fail in an audit or review is much higher. The processes and work instructions are even more important and easy to forget. 

Conclusion

We use this model when we work with compliance and regulatory requirements. It helps us keep our focus on the requirements and the gain we receive is far beyond the effort. The model is not only applicable during an organizational change or during a development phase, but it is also applicable when the business is in normal operational state.

Our experience has shown the model is applicable cross-industry. Even if the requirements differ, the model to address them is the same.


Cecilia Persson has joined IT informa

Cecilia Persson valde IT informa

Med lång erfarenhet som senior systemutvecklare valde Cecilia Persson  att fortsätta sin karriär tillsammans med oss på IT informa. Cecilia har lång erfarenhet av systemutveckling och kommer närmast från utvecklingsuppdrag hos Verisure och Cybercom

Cecilia började hos oss i 29 februari och kommer under den närmsta perioden att bidra till Diaverums fortsatta utveckling.

Cecilia Persson has joined IT informa

With long experience as a Senior System Developer, Cecilia Persson decided to join us at IT informa. Cecilia has a solid background within e.g Verisure and Cybercom.

Cecilia started at IT informa February 29th and works together with Diaverum and their improvements.

Cecilia Persson
Senior System Developer
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For more information, please contact Ulf Santesson, 070-321 38 29, ulf.santesson@itinforma.se

Martin Eriksson valde IT informa

Martin Eriksson valde IT informa

Med lång erfarenhet som Configuration Manager valde Martin Eriksson att fortsätta sin karriär hos oss på IT informa. Martin har en gedigen bakgrund inom ett flertal spännande projekt på bl a Sony Mobile, Blackberry och TAT.

Martin började hos oss den 1 november och kommer under den närmsta perioden att bidra till Tetra Paks utveckling.

Martin Eriksson has joined IT informa

With long experience as a Configuration Manager, Martin Eriksson decided to join us at IT informa. Martin has a solid background within e.g Sony Mobile, Blackberry and TAT.

Martin started at IT informa November 1st and will work together with Tetra Pak.

Martin Eriksson
Senior Consultant
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Välkommen till oss Martin!!!

For more information, please contact Ulf Santesson, 070-321 38 29, ulf.santesson@itinforma.se

Daniel Grenner valde IT informa

Daniel Grenner valde IT informa

Med lång erfarenhet som projektledare och förändringsledare valde Daniel Grenner att fortsätta sin karriär hos oss på IT informa. Daniel har en gedigen bakgrund inom ett flertal spännande projekt på bl a Sony Mobile och Tetra Pak.

Daniel började hos oss den 14 september och kommer under den närmsta perioden att bidra till Diaverums utveckling.

Daniel Grenner has joined IT informa

With long experience as a Project Manager and Change Manager, Daniel Grenner decided to join us at IT informa. Daniel has a solid background within e.g Sony Mobile and Tetra Pak.

Daniel started at IT informa September 1st and will contribute to the development of Diaverum.

Daniel Grenner
Senior Consultant
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For more information, please contact Ulf Santesson, 070-321 38 29, ulf.santesson@itinforma.se

IT informa utmanas i Pay IT Forward

IT informa utmanas i Pay IT Forward

 

Pixelant har tillsammans med näringslivsinitiativet Good Malmö tagit fram kampanjen Pay IT Forward. Namnet är en ordlek med IT och begreppet ”pay it forward”. Det betyder att om någon gör dig en tjänst så ska du, istället för att göra personen en tjänst tillbaka, göra någon annan en tjänst.

Det handlar om att man utmanar två beslutsfattare att träffa fem arbetssökande i IT-branschen inom 60 dagar. Varje arbetssökande får en timmes vägledning, tips och kontakter av beslutsfattaren. I utmaningen ingår också att spela in en video och utmana två andra beslutsfattare att göra samma sak inom 48 timmar.

Bakgrunden till kampanjen är att många unga människor står utan nätverk och kontakter i Malmö. Samtidigt finns det undersökningar som visar att sju av tio jobb förmedlas via privata nätverk.

Som en del i kampanjen har därför IT informa blivit utmanade av Fujitsu. Vi tar oss an utmaningen med glädje samtidigt som vi skickar den vidare till Elicit Syd och The Shipyard.

Följ utmaningen på: http://www3.facebook.com/payitforwardchallengenetwork/timeline/

 

 

 


 

Louann Cronqvist valde IT informa

Louann Cronqvist valde IT informa

Med lång erfarenhet som projektledare valde Louann Cronqvist att fortsätta sin karriär hos oss på IT informa.

Louann har en gedigen bakgrund som projektledare för ett flertal Transition & Transmission projekt och genomfört uppdrag hos bl a Trafikverket, Eltel Networks och från stora systemintegrations- och Business Intelligenceprojekt på IKEA.

 

Louann Cronqvist has joined IT informa

With experience as Project Manager, Louann Cronqvist chose to continue her career with us at IT informa. Louann has long experience of project management in several Transition & Transmission projects. She has participated in several exciting projects at Trafikverket, Eltel Networks and IKEA.

Louann Cronqvist
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Välkommen till oss Louann!!!

For more information, please contact Ulf Santesson, 070-321 38 29, ulf.santesson@itinforma.se

Ulf Norrman valde IT informa

Ulf Norrman valde IT informa

Med lång erfarenhet som projektledare och förändringsledare valde Ulf Norrman att fortsätta sin karriär hos oss på IT informa. Ulf har en gedigen bakgrund som projektledare inom ett flertal spännande projekt på bl a IKEA, Sandvik, Tetra Pak, ST Ericsson och Köpenhamns Amt.

Ulf började hos oss den 1 september och kommer under den närmsta perioden att bidra till IKEAs utveckling.

Ulf Norrman has joined IT informa

With experience as Project Manager, and Change Manager, Ulf Norrman chose to continue his career with us at IT informa. Ulf has long experience of project management, and he has participated in several exciting projects at IKEA, Sandvik, Tetra Pak, ST Ericsson och Köpenhamns Amt.

Ulf started at IT informa in September and will work together with IKEA and their improvements.

Ulf Norrman

Välkommen till oss Ulf!!!

For more information, please contact Ulf Santesson, 070-321 38 29, ulf.santesson@itinforma.se

Magnus Borgström valde IT informa

Magnus Borgström valde IT informa

Med lång erfarenhet som Java-utvecklare valde Magnus Borgström att fortsätta sin karriär hos oss på IT informa. Magnus har en gedigen bakgrund som utvecklare inom ett flertal spännande projekt på bland annat Sony Mobile.

Magnus började hos oss den 1 juni och kommer under den närmsta perioden att bidra till Tetra Paks utveckling.

Magnus Borgström has joined IT informa

With experience as a Java Developer, Magnus Borgström chose to continue his career with us at IT informa. Magnus has long experience of project management and system development, and he has participated in several exciting projects at Sony Mobile.

Magnus started at IT informa in June and will work together with the Tetra Pak Development Team.

Magnus Borgström
Senior Consultant
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Välkommen till oss Magnus!!!

For more information, please contact Ulf Santesson, 070-321 38 29, ulf.santesson@itinforma.se