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)
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
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 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
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)
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)
“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)