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The Internet of Things – Turning the Cloud into a Rainmaker The Internet of Things has emerged as the universally accepted term for the ‘next big thing’ wave, not replacing but building upon the Cloud Computing cycle, which itself built upon SaaS and ASPs. There are many technology aspects to this trend, which will be covered extensively throughout this guide and ongoing series, but overall our goal is to describe the associated startup venture opportunities. Indeed it’s not limited to startups, the IoT represents a new product innovation platform for any and all businesses, and this is the overall theme of this paper. The phrase Turning the Cloud into a Rainmaker is introduced in this Texas Instruments white paper of the same name. This describes how their device innovation technologies are combined with the Big Data Cloud Computing services of their partner Exosit... (more)

Internet of Things Smart Products | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Michael Porter, author of the most highly regarded of all business strategy theories, Competitive Advantage, describes how there are now three distinct eras of how technology can be defined to impact upon the ability to achieve this advantage. Michael makes two very important points. The first point is that there has previously been two eras and now there is a third – the first being when corporations started to use IT for automation purposes, described in this 1985 article, followed then by when all of this IT became interconnected via the Internet, described in this 2001 artic... (more)

Cloud Migration: From Monolith to Microservices | @CloudExpo #Microservices

Cloud Migration Management (CMM) refers to the best practices for planning and managing migration of IT systems from a legacy platform to a Cloud Provider through a combination professional services consulting and software tools. Legacy Transformation and Modernization A Cloud migration project can be a relatively simple exercise, where applications are migrated ‘as is’, to gain benefits such as elastic capacity and utility pricing, but without making any changes to the application architecture, software development methods or business processes it is used for. There may be a c... (more)

Internet of Things Microservices | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

IoT Microservices - Realizing the Vision of the X Internet An explosive combination of technology trends will be where ‘microservices’ and the Internet of Things intersect, a concept we can describe by comparing it with a previous theme, the ‘X Internet.' Agile Cloud Development: Microservices and Containers The idea of using small self-contained application components has been popular since XML Web services began and a distributed computing future of smart fridges and kettles was imagined long back in the early Internet years. However since the modern day technology giants like Ne... (more)

From Legacy to Big Fast Data Cloud Application

“Big FastData Cloud Application” can seem like the winning entry in a buzzword bingo competition, but it is a good way to capture what’s important about the Private Cloud market segment. VMware describes the model effectively via a few blogs, and for our Enterprise Cloud Computing series we will also look at these kinds of important vendors, who are pretty much the champion of the internal virtualization market / Private Cloud. With Paul Maritz leading their Pivotal Initiative to pursue what we described as the Private PaaS segment, it’s clear this is where the principle mind s... (more)