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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...
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 for an ...
In addition to our new blog we will also shortly be launching an e-learning community,..
The best thing about life is that if you get fed up looking at the..
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...
As described in this ‘OJEU‘, later this year the UK Government will be purchasing around £30m of ‘IDaaS’ – Identity as a Service. Having already signed a first round of deals with 5 Identity providers, they are now looking to [...]The post UK Governme...
The Cloud for Europe program represents the EU’s ambitions for adopting Cloud Computing, and their best route to success is simply to emulate and replicate the existing work of member countries, most notably the UK. Not only does the UK [...]The post G-Cloud Innovation for Europe...
Introduction Current approaches to IDaaS on one hand enforce trust of consumer data using legal compliance, risk and impact assessment and the other hand require technical implementation of access controls to personal data held by an enterprise. Balancing trust has [...]The post ID Con...
The verities and the balderdash the impact of the cloud I originally wrote this paper back in 2005 as a bit of a rant against the positioning of Workflow and BPM. I was reminded of it the other day and [...]The post Why Workflow and BPM Suck appeared first on Cloud Computing Best Pract...
The core idea behind our TRANSFORM consulting program is the use of maturity models as the baseline for the engagement. The first of these is ‘G-Cloud Digital‘. As the name suggests this reflects a union of both Cloud Computing and [...]The post G-Cloud Digital: Maturity Mo...
Like every one I am updating my terminology to reflect the shift that occurred – Business and technical executives immediately get that when combined with a world of smart, connected devices then Cloud computing only makes more sense. We have entered an age where IoT Cloud Computing...
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...
Most of the ‘Top 50 of the Cloud industry’ type lists tend to, understandably, be dominated by the USA tech sector, so with our focus on Cloud for Europe, I thought it would be fun to start a purely European list: The EuroCloud Top 10! (to be expanded to 20, 50…) Numb...
Here is the first version of our new white paper : Cloud for Europe. Background Cloud for Europe is headlined by the EU research investment program, chartered by industry consortia and being driven by procurement initiatives. The EU Cloud Strategy is ...
Here is the case study of how I have been using Document Leads to generate hundreds of interested new contacts from our ongoing white paper marketing. Download: Finding Success Through Content MarketingThe post Finding Success Through Content Marketing appeared first on Cloud Computing...
The EU recently published a significant document marking their ambitions and plans to become a world leader in the field of Cloud Computing, their Trusted Cloud Europe program. This features a white paper as the backbone to the program, a document which calls for a Cloud best practices...
For me the most fascinating aspect of the Cloud trend was not so much the technology or suppliers like Amazon, but rather an associated focus on innovation that grew among the CIO community, and as a subset of this the role public sector CIO’s can play in driving economic innovat...
The UK government is starting to plan the evolution of their G-Cloud (Government Cloud) initiative. In essence the current implementation is basically an ‘e-commerce store for Government Cloud IT services’. The Cloud Store is just that, the logical first step of a single or...
We will be organizing a Cloud research program to meet the requirements for Cloud computing described in the EU’s Horizon 2020 funding program. It’s a very complex body of knowledge and so we’ll be using various apps and documents, starting with this: CBPN – EU ...
The changing regulatory and compliance environment around data privacy necessitate improved methods of protecting sensitive information sent to the cloud. Encryption is one strategy cloud service providers use to protect enterprise cloud data from cybercriminals and any unauthorized ac...
Everything about our working lives is being virtualized, not just IT applications for hosting in the Cloud. We’re all migrating to the Cloud in some form or another, aka ‘The Future of Work‘. What’s Your Crowd Rating? To see the nature of how work is transformin...
Cranleigh, Surrey – +13 March 2014 – With the government’s “open source procurement” mandate already in place, where public sector organisations have to demonstrate that they have included open source choices within their...
One of the first Cloud applications I recommend for any business is Google Apps, it’s such a swiss army knife of an application set that you will immediately make practical use of it, and continue to find many more ways after that too. However it does suffer from a few missing pi...
One of the most significant product and platform wars we’ll see is the race for the ‘operating system’ of the Internet of Things. I.e. All these connected devices, the smart fridge that re-orders your groceries et al, need software running there to make this analysis,...
We have started a series of activities for new startup ventures, with a headline theme that now is an ideal time for them to become a ‘Digital Disruptor’, to harness new technology in such a way they create an entirely new business model that obviates their competition. You...
Probably the most impactful way to describe the potential and impact of Cloud Identity technologies and the IRM concept (Identity Relationship Management) is through starting to look at how these trends will modernize the SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). A while back I proposed an ...
Although Cloud hosting has been a massive boom it’s not necessarily a disruptive technology model. Although Amazon is certainly doing it to a much larger scale than ever before, it more represents an ongoing maturity of the simple web hosting we began in the early 90′s. It ...