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DevOps with WordPress – Case study: Metro Newspaper By Neil McEvoy With the media sector and WordPress in mind, a great case study example of this is the Metro Newspaper. This WordPress case study describes the various ‘hacks’ they employed to grow the site to millions of visitors, achieved through the use of WordPress software off the shelf, which is then augmented with additional modules and ongoing software development and maintenance. The Head of Development for the site Dave Jensen discusses his philosophy towards this methodology, as well as a number of insightful articles about these improved software practices more rapidly advance the digital products that the web site delivers. This includes a review of their newsfeed works, and development of their Android app Metro 10. With the right platforms and tools software developers can build and release software... (more)

Nike’s Wearables Journey Through Microservices | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #Microservices]

Nike’s Journey to Microservices – Getting to Production Fast Nike is an organization that understands the shift described by Michael Porter, to a third generation of competitive advantage where technology becomes an integral part of product value. Fitness is a key area where IoT wearable technologies combined with new apps will become differentiating factors that influence which new sports shoes and clothes we buy. Code red It's therefore essential that the corporate IT team recognizes and keeps up with this shift, and how Nike is doing so is described in this video of their p... (more)

Internet of Things Microservices | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

IoT Microservices - Realizing the Vision of the X Internet An explosive combination of technology trends will be where ‘microservices’ and the Internet of Things intersect, a concept we can describe by comparing it with a previous theme, the ‘X Internet.' Agile Cloud Development: Microservices and Containers The idea of using small self-contained application components has been popular since XML Web services began and a distributed computing future of smart fridges and kettles was imagined long back in the early Internet years. However since the modern day technology giants like Ne... (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)

Turning the 'Internet of Things' Into a Rainmaker | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The Internet of Things – Turning the Cloud into a Rainmaker The Internet of Things has emerged as the universally accepted term for the ‘next big thing’ wave, not replacing but building upon the Cloud Computing cycle, which itself built upon SaaS and ASPs. There are many technology aspects to this trend, which will be covered extensively throughout this guide and ongoing series, but overall our goal is to describe the associated startup venture opportunities. Indeed it’s not limited to startups, the IoT represents a new product innovation platform for any and all businesses, and t... (more)