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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 Computing will become the dominant form of enterprise IT architecture. Smart devices aren’t much use if they aren’t sharing their feeds with some kind of enterprise system, and so new forms of middleware as well as entirely new forms of ERP will emerge too. In short how will that RFID device on the tin of beans ordered by your smart fridge, actually place the order into the supermarket logistics systems? Vendors like SAP will come up with answers and this process will spur a huge cycle of investment and innovation in the enterprise IT market, typically the engine of stock market growth, so it’s g... (more)

An IoT Taxonomy – Mapping Internet of Things Innovation

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 trend. Therefore one early quick win is a simple taxonomy for listing what these different technology camps are, so here is a first draft approach for this that is now included as the guiding framework in our IoT Technology Roadmap: IoT Taxonomy Wearable Computing - The smartphone will remain as the central control unit but it will be "Wearables" that ge... (more)

Finding Success Through Content Marketing

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. Download: Finding Success Through Content Marketing The post Finding Success Through Content Marketing appeared first on Cloud Computing Best Practices. ... (more)

Memset demonstrate the cost savings of open source G-Cloud

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, Memset have been able to demonstrate the real cost savings that can be realised when using open source. For example, the cloud costs for a public sector organisation looking to deploy a typical high-traffic web application serving content to public citizens across 35 virtual machines, using an IaaS vendor wh... (more)

The Role of Cloud Identity in Mobile Device Security

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 complete description of best practices for an enterprise mobility strategy including MDM (Mobile Device Management) and related security aspects,  and provides an insightful review of how enterprise mobility can dramatically enabled business transformation. One case study example described is Ottawa Hospital, w... (more)