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Blockchain Identity - Keystone Foundation for Digital Democracy and Society By Neil McEvoy As good Venn diagrams always show it's the intersection areas that offer the sweet spot for trends and markets, and an especially potent one is the intersection of Cloud computing, with the blockchain and also digital identity, particularly when considered within contexts such as Digital Democracy. Given the diversity of each field alone there are multiple perspectives to this, more the start of a conversation rather than a definitive design. Identity and the Blockchain Cloud For example Blockstack offers this proposed definition of Blockchain Identity: A blockchain identity (or blockchain ID) is a generic term used to refer to any identity on the blockchain. Users can have one blockchain identity or many and can register them just like one would register domain names or acco... (more)

Internet of Things: Bigger than Your Average Smart TV | @ThingsExpo #IoT

Internet of Things: Bigger than Your Average Smart TV Scott Sparvero, CEO and Co-founder, iland The Internet of Things (IoT) has been one of the most prominent IT buzz words of 2015. Whether you are talking about thermostats you can set before you get home, beacons wirelessly suggesting items to buy in your high street clothing store or wearable gadgets like the Apple Watch, IoT is more than just hype. It’s here to stay if consumers have anything to say about it. However, there is a lot more to IoT than first meets the eye; it is much deeper and has the potential to affect much mo... (more)

Architecture for Next Generation Digital Service Providers | @CloudExpo #NFV #Microservices #DigitalTransformation

NFV Microservices - Architecture for Next Generation Digital Service Providers By Neil McEvoy Telcos embarking on a journey to adopt and exploit the NFV trend face a big challenge of existing legacy complexity, and a key message I have been marketing is that there already are best practices that can be reused from the Enterprise sector, especially from leading ‘digital natives' like Netflix and Linkedin. NTT Communications is a great example of this, employing the same ‘toolchain' of DevOps apps like Github, Ansible, Docker and Jenkins to do exactly that, better automate their ... (more)

XaaP! It’s the Platform Business Model | @CloudExpo #IaaS #XaaP #Cloud

As the title suggests one way to approach the ‘Platform Business Model' (described in detail in our library section) is to consider how it is being adapted for specific industry sectors, via Cloud-centric acronyms such as: GaaP - Government as a Platform BaaP - Banking as a Platform TaaP - Telco as a Platform With a key goal of describing practical aspects of the trend and of course our Cloud focus, this aspect is one of the headline themes of our Platform ebook. The agenda will include these specific industry scenarios and we'll explore them to illicit the key ingredients of a c... (more)

Fusing Cloud SOA & Cloud M2M – Building an On Demand, Real-time Enterprise

Back in 2002 Vinod Khosla, one of the elite of the Silicon Valley entrepreneur community (co-founded Sun Microsystems among others), wrote a white paper called the Real-Time Enterprise At the same time I also wrote a similar paper entitled Building an On Demand Enterprise, which was based around the same principles. We both described utilizing a ‘loosely coupled’ and federated business model via the SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), to build more agile organizational structures. These service architectures were achieved by integration technologies and standards like SOAP, wh... (more)