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G30 Consultants provides objective consultancy on technology, architecture and the process of designing, developing and deploying software systems. The basis of this authorative and broad coverage comes from experience gained over the past nearly forty years in; Computer Manufacturers at Apricot and Tandon, Systems Software Publishers like Digital Research and Novell, Financial Systems with Pegasus Software, startups like Joost, Platform Architecture and Engineering with BBC Online and STEM Publishing and Technology Enterprise Architecture for Elsevier.

This web site shows some of our ongoing projects, publications and documentation. In doing this the aim is to show the breadth of coverage of technology today. Scientific Research Publishing is a Flipboard magazine on the business of Scientific Research Publishing with ~ 1,500 subscribers. The Walled Garden and Prairie is a Chatauqua on philosophic tensions in Architecture, Security and Infrastructure. The Wiki is a place for us to publish documentation, articles in an open and public way.



Seville Project

Capability Mapping Tool. Using a curated taxonomy the tool enables the mapping of an Organisation to its capabilities, both internal and external. Progress includes the cleaning up of SIC and NAICS Codes.

Common diagrammatic vocabulary of Architecture

RepoSearch PrePrint Repo Search and Discovery


Scientific Research Publishing

UK Scholarly Communications Licence - RHS

The Royal Historical Society has issued a discussion document on the UK Scholarly Communications Licence, exploring the policy’s possible …
UK Scholarly Communications Licence - RHS

Publishing Transparent and Rigorous Scientific Research

Start managing your projects on the OSF today.<p>Free and easy to use, the Open Science Framework supports the entire research lifecycle: planning, …
Publishing Transparent and Rigorous Scientific Research

Institutional Open Access Program

Institutional Open Access Program (IOAP)<p>MDPI is dedicated to providing free access to the latest research. To cover the costs of publishing open …
Institutional Open Access Program

Open and Transparent Science Powered By Blockchain

Orvium is the first open source and decentralized framework for managing scholarly publications’ life cycles and the associated data<p>Orvium …
Open and Transparent Science Powered By Blockchain

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GDPR - What do we do about Archive

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There's somehow a feeling that GDPR changes what should be done about Personal and Personally Identifying Data that we need not do now. But that isn't really true, For instance, EU citizens have had the right to be forgotten since 2014 after the ECJ decision relating to a Spanish case in 2010. What is happening is that the standards of a complaint, audit and penalty have changed and of course its the penalty which is the real motivator to improve systems. Removing an individual's data from a live system can be painful but is not usually that hard, removing it from archived data looks like it will be expensive. Apart from other regulatory reasons for keeping data does it mean we have to read and rewrite all archives every time someone asks for their data to be removed? Are we forced to make archived data live to keep it updated? 

The key points about the GDPR is auditable governance of data and availability of data for those it belongs to. If archived data is not accessible, is not online is not available 

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