April 16, 2014 01:45 PM EDT
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 Compu... (more)
April 15, 2014 11:00 AM EDT
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
Therefore one early quick win is a simple ta... (more)
April 13, 2014 03:56 AM EDT
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&hellip... (more)
April 9, 2014 07:34 AM EDT
Here is the first version of our new white paper : Cloud for Europe.
Cloud for Europe is headlined by the EU research investment
program, chartered by industry consortia and being driven by procurement
The EU Cloud Strategy is introduced here, including de... (more)
April 5, 2014 11:25 AM EDT
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.
Finding Success Through Content Marketing
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April 1, 2014 06:04 PM EDT
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 pr... (more)
March 30, 2014 04:34 AM EDT
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 i... (more)
March 24, 2014 04:23 AM EDT
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 si... (more)
March 19, 2014 02:56 PM EDT
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 &ndas... (more)
March 19, 2014 12:44 PM EDT
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 unauthori... (more)
March 16, 2014 04:34 AM EDT
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 trans... (more)
March 15, 2014 09:44 AM EDT
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 procurement activities,
March 12, 2014 04:12 PM EDT
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 mis... (more)
March 12, 2014 03:33 PM EDT
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 anal... (more)
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)