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The best thing about life is that if you get fed up looking at the painting you have been working on for ages, is you can just rip that page off and start afresh! ... (more)

CBPN E-Learning University

In addition to our new blog we will also shortly be launching an e-learning community, where experts can create courses, tests, assignments and pass certifications. The Cloud industry is made up of numerous different subject matter areas: Backup and Disaster Recovery & High Availability IaaS vs PaaS vs SaaS Cloud Identity and trust networks And so on. So the goal will be to build a curriculum that defines all of these and then populates them with leading industry experts in those fields, from across vendors as well as academic tutors. That way you’re learning what’s hands on and... (more)

The End of the Password!

The dual purpose of our upcoming London event is to showcase international G-Cloud best practices AND also share some related investment opportunities. To help accelerate some of these opportunities the other step is to theme the event to best describe the market opportunity. In this case one  of the headline topics is ‘The End of the Password’, and I will be representing startups with technologies related to this specific industry development. The relevant Digital Government area is ‘Assured Identity‘, in short a best practice that is based on determining... (more)

Digital Government best practices – No Wrong Door

The next main phase for the Cloud Best Practices Network is for it to become a ‘Virtual University’, meaning a provider of online e-learning courses and issuer of associated ‘Digital Badge‘ certificates. The curriculum will be organized in a bottom up and top down manner, meaning that we will populate a catalogue of on demand, modular courses, like a specific module for ‘How to Use for Business Continuity’. Very specific and to the point, for perhaps $195? Digital Government Also in a more top down manner will be much larger, ongoing programs int... (more)

An IoT Taxonomy – Mapping Internet of Things Innovation

One of the most powerful aspects of the Internet of Things is the process of synthesis it achieves; it provides a mental model for people to associate and relate a number of different technologies under one umbrella concept and trend. Therefore one early quick win is a simple taxonomy for listing what these different technology camps are, so here is a first draft approach for this that is now included as the guiding framework in our IoT Technology Roadmap: IoT Taxonomy Wearable Computing - The smartphone will remain as the central control unit but it will be "Wearables" that ge... (more)