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Be SAFe, Part 1: Core Principles and Benefits of the Scaled Agile Framework

Agile has become the cornerstone of IT development, however, most agile methods (Scrum, extreme programming, etc) traditionally focus on teams of 3 to 9 people. Although larger enterprises may not be naturally suited for agile development, many of them are also seeking to capture the benefits of…
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5 tips to make work from home work for you

Working from home has suddenly become a reality for thousands of people around the world, as more and more companies are rolling out mandatory remote work. Actonic is no exception and we have been working from our home offices for a week now. While we have team members who telework on a permanent basis, many of us are still...
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CCPA vs. GDPR: data privacy laws in Europe and the USA

Data regulatory landscape is constantly changing with new laws and rules passed at a rapid rate. Hardly had the world come to terms with the GDPR, when California decided to go big on data privacy and set a new standard in the US. California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into force on 1 January 2020. It is the first comprehensive...
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Be GDPR compliant, Part 2: ensure the right to erasure, find and anonymize PII in Jira

In our previous article, we looked at an easy way to get and manage users’ consent for personal data processing and tracking online activity with Cookies. However, GDPR is far more complex and comprehensive than it may appear. In this article, we are going to focus on ways of meeting other important GDPR requirements: ensuring the...
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7 popular myths about GDPR

GDPR has been in effect since 2018, yet it is still steeped in misconceptions. Let's look at some of the ubiquitous myths associated with the European General Data Protection Regulation and debunk them. Myth 1: GDPR only applies to European companies. Reality: GDPR affects any company which collects and processes personal data...
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4 easy questions to check if you are fully GDPR compliant

In today’s data-driven world, people are increasingly concerned about possible data breaches and the theft of important information. In order to protect its citizens, the EU Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25 May 2018. In this article,…
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Be GDPR compliant, Part 1: everything you need to know about getting consent in Jira and Confluence

Today, we are launching a series of articles on the GDPR compliance in Jira and Confluence to help you navigate your GDPR journey. Over a year on after the GDPR inception, many businesses are still struggling to fully understand its requirements and implement data strategies to comply with it. We hope…
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5 ways to be a more efficient Atlassian Marketplace Vendor

First, some statistics: over 600,000 people visited the Atlassian Marketplace website in May-October 2019 and spent on average 4 minutes per visit. The majority of these people were looking for a particular solution to optimize their Jira, Jira Service Desk, Confluence, or BitBucket for specific…
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