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Containers as a Platform for Autonomic Computing By Neil McEvoy An overall theme of cloud computing and the specific practices within it is fundamentally one of automation. The core value of technology is to continually automate low level procedures to free up people to work on more value add activities, ultimately leading to the utopian goal of full Autonomic Computing. For example a great way to define your plan for DevOps tool chain adoption is through this lens. In this TechTarget article they outline a simple maturity model for planning this. Self-Aware Containers and Microservices As we start to examine the principle applied to the Cloud Native field of containers and microservices this begins to highlight some tremendously powerful ideas and vendor innovations. One in particular that seemed particularly challenging to me is the concept of self-contained micr... (more)

A #Blockchain Framework | @CloudExpo #FinTech #ML #DigitalTransformation

Blockchain Identity - Keystone Foundation for Digital Democracy and Society By Neil McEvoy As good Venn diagrams always show it's the intersection areas that offer the sweet spot for trends and markets, and an especially potent one is the intersection of Cloud computing, with the blockchain and also digital identity, particularly when considered within contexts such as Digital Democracy. Given the diversity of each field alone there are multiple perspectives to this, more the start of a conversation rather than a definitive design. Identity and the Blockchain Cloud For example Bl... (more)

Internet of Things: Bigger than Your Average Smart TV | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Internet of Things: Bigger than Your Average Smart TV Scott Sparvero, CEO and Co-founder, iland The Internet of Things (IoT) has been one of the most prominent IT buzz words of 2015. Whether you are talking about thermostats you can set before you get home, beacons wirelessly suggesting items to buy in your high street clothing store or wearable gadgets like the Apple Watch, IoT is more than just hype. It’s here to stay if consumers have anything to say about it. However, there is a lot more to IoT than first meets the eye; it is much deeper and has the potential to affect much mo... (more)

Microsoft Open Government - To the Cloud!

With the US Government announcing a 'Cloud for Clunkers' migration plan for Cloud computing, and also an Open Government initiative to make agencies more transparent and responsive to the public, this overlap area is a very fertile zone for driving adoption of the technology and new models. Needless to say Microsoft is one vendor offering a powerful solution set for the requirement. They offer a Gov 2.0 resource centre, where there are tools like case studies, news, and articles that explain what Open Government is, and even an implementation plan template so that agencies can doc... (more)

TM Forum ignites passions for Digital Transformation

From their origins as an industry forum for telcos, gathering together best practices for billing systems, the TM Forum has evolved to become an exciting community that leverages these platforms to enable digital transformation, increasingly for enterprise customers as well as telcos. Thousands joined them in Nice this week for their annual conference, where strategies for the new Digital Economy was the headline theme. A vast array of presentations and workshops explored topics such as APIs and the Internet of Things, with vendors showcasing the solutions they offer for prosecut... (more)