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A principle theme of our next upcoming webinar is how to engineer an accelerated ‘DevOps’ environment. DevOps represents a fusion of the traditionally separate departments of software Development and Operations management. In short the teams who write software and those who then run the servers and hosting to run the software. Each is armed with a large foam pointing finger that says “It’s their fault” and this is how work is managed.. DevOps rides the wave by taking advantage of improving automation across internal Private Clouds as well as external hosting firms, meaning they can build on this to also use other software management tools and processes so that they can still further improve this more integrated approach. This enables software teams to take on more ‘DevOps’ type models where Development and Operations are more closely integrated, and can operate appl... (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)

Telco Cloud Services - Cisco's Vision for the Smart Cloud

One useful way to dissect the Cloud market is to quantify what it means to telcos. Not only might they use it internally for their own IT operations, but it's now the most strategic factor affecting their enterprise customer market, i.e. How do they build and sell 'Telco Cloud Services'? Gartners Magic Quadrant for this industry identified AT&T as the industry leader because of the strength of their Cloud services vision, especially integration with their existing telco network services. Cloud Cisco While in this mode it's also helpful to review vendors like Cisco and their stra... (more)

Canadian Cloud Roadmap – Next Steps for Microsoft Cloud Solutions

As I have been profiling we are now very active in developing a ‘Microsoft Cloud Solutions’ portfolio, aka a Microsoft-based ‘Cloud in a Box’ for those who wish to roll their own Azure and cater for local markets. We will be packaging this for the Government sector as the method of tailoring, and also as a keynote sales program. This will be promoted into the USA and Canadian governments as a first step, based around development of a core Reference Architecture and Roadmap for Government Clouds. Government Cloud Standards Recently the USA Gov held their second Cloud Computing wor... (more)

Social Business: How We Can End Poverty

TamiMcEvoy.com What if inspiring social organizations like Free the Children could be developed to become as large as Coca Cola or Microsoft? What if they generated the same revenues and had other resources of the same scale? What if lots of them could be grown this same way? What would happen next? Inspiring social innovation My children (age 9 & 10) have surprised me with their natural sense of right and wrong and their insistence to see things to be 'fair'. I have been awestruck at what little humanitarians they have become, they showed commitment to doing extra chores to pay ... (more)