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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...
In addition to our new blog we will also shortly be launching an e-learning community,..
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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...
In key citizen scenarios like E-Health the emergence of “DIY IT” (Do It Yourself) technologies is a key trend changing how, where and why IT can be used. The popularity of app stores and online stores in general since Napster [...]The post Digital Government best practices ...
Of the countless industries using ERP software today, four stand out as benefiting the most from its versatility and functionality. Retail, manufacturing, farming, and real estate management all require a customizable, streamlined management software that can collect and manage data [....
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 [...]The post...
Our Cloud for Europe white paper is now underway and documenting EU Cloud best practices. Highlighting the challenges is this press release from Perspecsys, showing the distrust many European ICT managers feel towards USA-based Clouds. – Sixty-two percent of respondents [...]The ...
One of our next upcoming white papers is Openstack Solution Ecosystem. Openstack Solutions Openstack is an open source Cloud platform that vendors augment with additional plug-in products and value add services, and the goal of this white paper is to [...]The post Openstack Solutions E...
Our site has been upgraded to generate ‘digital badges‘, a core mechanic that will facilitate our overall strategy of evolving to become a “virtual university” for e-learning the required skills to adopt Cloud computing. Naturally our courses will be built [...]...
Like most of the tech world I recently shifted my core focus to be headlined around the Next Big Thing, the “IoT” – Internet of Things. Why? For the same reasons I specialized in Cloud, and before that SaaS and [...]The post IoT @ UoT – How the University of Tor...
Earlier today I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to chair this webinar from SecureKey, on ‘BYOC’ – Bring Your Own Credentials. With inputs from PwC and the Government of Canada, SecureKey explained how their Identity platform is enabling citizens [...]Th...
The UK’s Digital Government program is such a great leadership example, because not only are they pioneering the G-Cloud store, a service catalogue for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS suppliers, but also they are defining ‘Agile Procurement’ practices too. Since the G-Cloud project was aligned un...
An upcoming webinar hosted by SecureKey will introduce and explain ‘BYOC – Bring Your Own Credentials‘. I will be moderating the session, and my introduction and overview is to emphasize how this is a global trend right now, a very [...]The post Identity Assurance bes...