March 5, 2014 07:04 AM EST
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 competitio... (more)
March 1, 2014 08:08 AM EST
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 propo... (more)
February 28, 2014 04:55 AM EST
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&prime... (more)
February 26, 2014 07:34 AM EST
As Sarah Frier writes on Bloomberg the recent $19 billion acquisition of
WhatsApp will fuel a series of follow on acquisitions, the ideal feeding
frenzy for savvy entrepreneurs.
These opportunities provide the ideal context for the best elevator pitch for
February 22, 2014 08:49 AM EST
Read our latest white paper presentation: Global G-Cloud Innovation.
Harnessing Open Innovation
The headline theme is how G-Cloud (Government Cloud) design is not only just
about more cost-efficient approaches to the mundane aspects of data centre
computing, but can address the fu... (more)
February 20, 2014 12:42 PM EST
We have published a new white paper ‘Cloud Identity as a
Service’. You can register to download here.
Identity as a platform for Digital Government maturity
As you will see Identity as a Service goes far beyond simply providing single
sign-on authentication type functi... (more)
February 20, 2014 05:59 AM EST
I have started a ‘Hot Topics‘ section of our site, to concentrate
our keynote experts and headline discussion items – If you would like
to publish your blogs around these themes you can join in here.
One of these topics is the EU Horizon 2020 funding program, and... (more)
February 14, 2014 08:07 AM EST
I am now gearing up to move the CCN into a second phase of growth, and a
headline part of this will see the CCN evolve to become a startup incubator
and seed fund provider for startups in the field of Cloud Computing. We are
now in the process of applying to the Province of Ontar... (more)
February 10, 2014 05:27 AM EST
One of the core ideas of Sun Tzu’s Art of War is to concentrate your
forces where you have positions of strengths, or in gambling terms, to
‘double down‘ when you have a winning hand.
For Canada’s goals of reversing an innovation decline and ours of
February 10, 2014 05:23 AM EST
In our latest debate poll I ask whether the Canadian Parliament could be
upgraded to a new Government 2.0 model., and you might be wondering what this
has to do with Cloud Computing.
In short the whole premise is that new online technologies offer new
organization models, e-voti... (more)
January 31, 2014 05:45 PM EST
In the ISACC report (31 page PDF) that analyzed Canada’s contributions
to global research on open standards they conclude that this is a declining
field for Canada.
Like the tech sector itself Canada’s role in global leadership of
technology innovations has diminishe... (more)
January 28, 2014 03:00 PM EST
While it is fun to watch the 800 lb Gorilla squash every one, Amazon has to
face competition at some point.
Even just for the sake of something to write about! While AWS is
fundamentally amazing, it’s now quite a well established and therefore
boring facet of the market. I... (more)
January 28, 2014 06:44 AM EST
G-Cloud Innovation describes a summary of international Government Cloud
Computing best practices, covering topics such as:
Introduction – Open sourcing best practices Legacy Modernization
– The Business Case for Transformation Digital Government by Default
G-Cloud F... (more)
January 27, 2014 03:50 AM EST
For the last couple of years I have been working extensively with different
standards groups to find a way to help accelerate the intersection of open
standards work and the definition of Cloud Best Practices.
To this end two main groups are being developed: The Kantara Cloud ID ... (more)
January 20, 2014 08:15 AM EST
Adopting Cloud computing services can be a simple, tactical exercise to meet
some immediate infrastructure needs, or it can be the catalyst to embracing
an entirely new strategy for IT as a whole.
This can drive an entire transformation of how the organization works thanks
to ho... (more)
January 17, 2014 07:31 AM EST
To help “eat our own dog food” so to speak (why do we eat dog
food??), I have set up a new community wiki site for our ebook Crowdsourcing
Canada’s Digital Economy Action Plan:
Just like wikipedia a wiki is a document editing site where any use... (more)
January 16, 2014 07:55 PM EST
Here is a reply I received to the prior article introducing the ‘Cloud
Name System‘ (CNS).
I thought it especially useful to add because it’s kindly provided by
one of the inventors of the core standards involved XDI, Drummond Reed:
“I just read your post ... (more)
January 15, 2014 07:28 AM EST
This post is sponsored by Good Technology.
The third and most recent in the series of white papers from Canada Health
Infoway, the standards body for E-Health in the country, is Mobile Computing
in Clinical Settings.
Transformation through Enterprise Mobility
This details a compl... (more)
January 14, 2014 09:00 AM EST
Another 2014 prediction is 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 ‘SNS’ – a
Service Name System,... (more)
January 13, 2014 06:47 PM EST
This post is sponsored by the Zero Distance Community and T-Systems.
When the Toronto city manager was explaining the challenges of the recent
ice storm they experienced as part of coping with the chaos, they revealed
the core insight into the value of Cloud Computing: Business el... (more)