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Disaster Recovery isn’t a new concept for IT folks. We’ve been backing up data for years to offsite locations, and used in-house data duplication in order to prevent the risks of losing data stores. But now that cloud adoption has increased, there have been some shifts in how tradition...
When it comes to how trends like Big Data, mobility, cloud computing and social networking have impacted organizations, it’s clear that it has led to a large shift that has paved the way for a new market of startups who boldly embrace these trends and other organizations who are still ...
While the idea of converged infrastructure isn’t that new, and we’ve seen some strong efforts from vendors over the last few years to drive more adoption, the uptake from enterprises has been met with some challenges.  In 2014, and now in 2015, organizations are not just looking to gai...
Now that we’ve had a few years of cloud adoption under our belts, I thought it was a good time to take a look at how some of the cloud models are performing.  Public cloud has it’s own great case study with Amazon AWS, and private clouds see strong supporters with forward-t...
Autoscaling, the process of automatically adding extra web servers during high traffic, has until now been based on complicated server statistics like the RAM or the CPU consumption and not directly on the end user experience of the website. Treestle, a Dutch software house, has addres...
One of my work projects was for BT, to launch and drive demand for one of the first UCaaS offerings, based on the Microsoft Lync technology. Unified Communications and Collaboration A key resource developed by the team was a UC maturity model, quite an under-rated document I always tho...
Over the last few years we’ve seen just about every part of the data centre move towards virtualization and software. First we virtualized desktops, then storage, then even our security tools. So when the idea of Software Defined Networking (SDN) started being floated around, it wasn’t...
When I started exploring virtualization, like many folks, I was in awe of how much efficiency came with moving physical servers into VMs. To this day, the number of success stories about improved usage, reduced overhead costs and increased functionality makes virtualization a solid bus...
The primary reference document for these best practices is the Gartner DRaaS Magic Quadrant, which defines ‘Strengths’ for each of the providers they review. By amalgamating all of these we can produce one master list of ‘Leadership Qualities of ‘DRaaS Providers...
It’s no secret that I’m a huge advocate of Cloud Brokerage. These service providers make it easy for organizations to build and manage a customized solution made up of a wide catalogue of cloud services, and take out the headaches of dealing with multiple vendors. The downside for clo...
From their origins as an industry forum for telcos, gathering together best practices for billing systems, the TM Forum has evolved to become an exciting community that leverages these platforms to enable digital transformation, increasingly for enterprise customers as well as telcos. ...
The purpose of our G-Cloud Enterprise Solutions guide is to establish the relationship between new Cloud services and their ability to support the implementation of Transformational Digital Government, how the technology can be used to radically change how business processes work and t...
Adapting a large enterprise to exploit the new business opportunities presented by the On Demand Economy is no small feat, however considerable resources now exist to explain and map how Cloud computing can provide a platform for accelerating this capability. Adopting Cloud computing s...
Back in June 2003 I introduced the idea of the coming ‘On Demand Economy’, through describing the Anatomy of an On Demand Enterprise, with an accompanying white paper guide. This described utilizing a ‘loosely coupled’ Service Oriented Architecture and the feder...
As Michael Krigsman describes in this ZDNet article, the UK Government is one case study example of an organization pioneering these new models, to achieve Digital transformation. Mike Bracken, Executive Director for Digital in the UK Cabinet Office, writes here that the future of publ...
The presentation describes the emergence of the On Demand Economy, how new super-scale ventures like Uber taxis, Airbnb and others are transforming the fundamental operating models for corporations and consequently destroying the competition in the industries they are disrupting. They...
Nike is an organization that understands the shift described by Michael Porter, to a third generation of competitive advantage where technology becomes an integral part of product value. Fitness is a key area where IoT wearable technologies combined with new apps will become differenti...
Back in 2003 I wrote an article that described the forthcoming evolution of the Cloud, and with it the development towards the SIngularity. The growing use of XML Web services would see them evolve to become intelligent agents, forming the basis for this collective. This would fit wel...
Charting the Cloud industry landscape we can see a number of principle categories of suppliers, ranging from Amazon dominating what is mainly the enterprise web hosting market, i.e. high-volume web applications, typically purchased by the developer directly for that single application,...
in their roadmap document: AT&T Domain 2.0 Vision White Paper, the giant telco provider lays out their vision for the future of telecomms, SDN: Software Defined Networking, and how it will transition to a Cloud-centric model to enable more agile service development for key markets ...
Hand in hand with an Enterprise PaaS architecture approach (such as Apprenda) will be ‘Multi-Cloud Orchestration’ suites, essentially the backbone of an enterprise cloud computing strategy. Most large enterprises are still concentrated internally, running virtualized applic...
The major transformation of IT by the Cloud wave won’t come from IaaS, although it has started the revolution, instead it will be ‘PaaS’ (Platform as a Service) that has the more dramatic and visible impact. Encouraging reuse of common building blocks and standardized...
Most enterprise organizations are not short of the IT infrastructure, skilled teams or even money that makes IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) such a compelling value proposition for smaller companies. However as we move further up the stack into PaaS (Platform as a Service), then the...
Migrating legacy applications to new Cloud environments is probably the main technical challenge most CIO’s face today, and thus it is a hugely fertile area for new services, technology innovations and best practices. There will also be specializations around particular Cloud pro...
Our TRANSFORM program is intended as the core resource for driving business transformation through enterprise cloud computing, and in this section we explore the benefits specifically for ‘Agile DevOps’. In their white paper ‘State of DevOps report Puppet Labs introdu...
Elevate Cloud Computing From Amateur to Professional Status As the noted writer and futurist William Gibson stated: “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” And in no field is this more true than cloud computing. From its very start, cloud… Read...
One of our headline Cloud best practice themes is PaaS & Agile DevOps, refering to the combination of the Platform as a Service model with new modes of software development that unite Agile practices with ‘DevOps‘, the integration of Development and Operations. DevOps w...
Summary:  “Assured Identity” hinges on “Shared Secrets” in cyberspace.  The text password has been the shared secrets for many decades. We now need a successor to the text password. There exists a promising candidate, an Expanded Password System which accepts images as well as characte...
A key development for the Internet of Things will be the evolution and emergence of the ‘Cloud Name System’, a directory system for Cloud applications in the same way DNS (Domain Name System) works for the web and email. Lori Vittie wrote a while back about the need forR...
The Next Innovation Wave Rises what Tony Fadell, the man credited with developing the iPod, calls a supercycle of innovation. It used to be that the government or a large company would fund a breakthrough in hardware, and the rest of the tech industry would spend years developing softw...
A key development for the Internet of Things will be the evolution and emergence of the ‘Cloud Name System’, a directory system for Cloud applications in the same way DNS (Domain Name System) works for the web and email. Lori MacVittie wrote a while back about the need for an ‘SNS’ ...
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As part of our new site launch we will also be starting a new video content series ‘Meet the Digital CIO’. Under a headline theme of ‘Transformation @ Work’ this will explore the full range of challenges, including culture, personnel and skills, as well as the t...
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Cranleigh, Surrey – 24 June 2014 – Leading SME supplier to the G-Cloud project, Memset have today revealed that they have achieved Pan Government Accreditation to Impact Level 3 (PGA IL3). Memset is now one of a select few holding the highest [...]The post Pioneer...
Our new Digital Government best practices knowledge network site is now live, and my favourite case study is this early OIX pilot for South Yorkshire. Not only is it the early seeds of a whole new Identity ecosystem, a radical [...]The post Digital Government best practices – Bri...
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 post The End of the Pass...
MCLEAN, Va. – June 4, 2014 – Perspecsys, the leader in enterprise cloud data protection, announced today that it received a written ruling from the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) confirming that technical data secured...