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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 Blockstack offers this proposed definition of Blockchain Identity: A blockchain identity (or blockchain ID) is a generic term used to refer to any identity on the blockchain. Users can have one blockchain identity or many and can register them just like one would register domain names or accou... (more)

Taming the Digital Dragon | @CloudExpo #IoT #BigData #DigitalTransformation

Enterprise Cloud - Taming the Digital Dragon By Neil McEvoy Hybrid Cloud - The Third Platform In their 2014 CIO Agenda report Gartner describe how Taming the Digital Dragon is key to Digital Transformation strategies, with the Hybrid Cloud Platform model as the enabling technology blueprint AND business model. As their ‘We are here' arrow describes Gartner propose we are at the transition point from a second to a third generation of IT, the shift from IT industrialization to Digitization, where the key skills of a CIO are business models and digital leadership, rather than just IT ... (more)

Winning the Digital Transformation Game | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #DigitalTransformation

Winning the Digital Transformation Game - Harnessing the Third Platform By Neil McEvoy In his OMG presentation Winning the Digital Transformation Game, Mike described the overlay of Cloud, Mobile, Social and Big Data across the traditional legacy of hardware, software and telco services, constituting the ‘Third Platform' and beginning around 2006. He highlighted the general explosion of the technology innovation ecosystem, everything from 3D Printers through Augmented Reality to the Blockchain, are each executing major levels of disruptive change, in parallel to one another. As th... (more)

Design Principles and Solution Recipes for Microservices | @CloudExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Cloud #Microservices

Microservices Cookbook: Design Principles and Solution Recipes for Microservices Microservices - An Application Revolution Powered by the Cloud By Neil McEvoy Our new upcoming ebook is the ‘Microservices Cookbook.' This will provide a general introduction to the new software design model known as ‘Microservices,' provide a Platform design for their implementation, and describe a number of ‘recipe' scenarios for how they might be applied, including: E-Commerce Internet of Things NFV Services As the Microsoft Azure CTO explains microservices represents a major inflection point for t... (more)

XaaP! It’s the Platform Business Model | @CloudExpo #IaaS #XaaP #Cloud

As the title suggests one way to approach the ‘Platform Business Model' (described in detail in our library section) is to consider how it is being adapted for specific industry sectors, via Cloud-centric acronyms such as: GaaP - Government as a Platform BaaP - Banking as a Platform TaaP - Telco as a Platform With a key goal of describing practical aspects of the trend and of course our Cloud focus, this aspect is one of the headline themes of our Platform ebook. The agenda will include these specific industry scenarios and we'll explore them to illicit the key ingredients of a c... (more)