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Legacy to Cloud Transformation: From Monolith to Microservices By Neil McEvoy The most powerful business benefit for large enterprise organizations migrating to the Cloud is the modernization of their legacy applications. This presents the biggest hurdle to overcome to achieve their Digital Transformation goals. Digital Banking For example in Canada legacy woes contribute to a perception IT is just there as a maintenance function, not to add strategic value, meaning that they find themselves too busy to innovate. As Gartner described Canadian CIO’s face a scenario where there is lower buy in to the value of technology and thus a perception it is more of an operational cost not a strategic enabler, the biggest consequence being a lack of investment in upgrades and modernization, vs ‘keeping the lights on’. The Royal Bank of Canada’s CEO noted that the issue presents ... (more)

Big Data Hosting

When it comes to building new cloud services, there is a large opportunity for new services built around Big Data. So when you look at consulting firms that provide application development and integration services, are there opportunities for them to leverage Big Data in their service portfolio? For enterprise consultancy, cloud platforms and tools such as enterprise integration framework and development software can be used to provide line-of-business, e-commerce and system integration services.  And the nice thing about Big Data is that it helps provide opportunities to build ... (more)

Anatomy of an 'Internet of Things' Venture @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Anatomy of an 'Internet of Things' Venture An anatomy of startup ventures for the Internet of Things market. Like GE describes in their white paper Pushing the Boundaries of Mind and Machine, this is basically a process of innovating through more intelligent machines to reinvent workflow models. For a useful overview as to what constitutes an ‘IoT startup’, check out one example for some key characteristics: Hutgrip. Hutgrip is a SaaS solution that replaces VPNs with the Cloud and real time analytics, with the headline points being: Clear description of the business benefit the ... (more)

How to Harness the Power of Digital Transformation By @IsaacGe0rge | @CloudExpo #Cloud

How to Harness the Power of Digital Transformation by Isaac George Right now it feels like the whole world is moving to digital at breakneck speed. Banks, insurance companies, retailers and large manufacturers are all looking at how they can digitally transform the organisation to keep up with customer demand, business expectations and compete globally. However, while digital transformation is becoming all-pervasive agreement on what digital transformation actually means, how to leverage its potential, and most importantly how to make a digital transformation project a success sti... (more)

Social Media Clouds

Welcome to Enterprise2.us, our new channel on Ulitzer focused on Enterprise 2.0, how businesses can use social media internally. Where this overlaps with Cloud computing is a very hot area for new ventures, as it helps to bring together a number of disparate and also quite technical strands and packages them into business and user-centric solutions. Enterprise social media The term 'Enterprise 2.0' was coined by Andrew McAfee, who became widely known for the topic following his MIT white paper 'Dawn of Emergent Collaboration'. This described how organizations could greatly impro... (more)