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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)

Business Architecture-driven Digital Transformation Maturity

With Toys R Us joining the ranks of businesses that fail to adapt to digital competition it would seem obvious that lacking a clear digital strategy today is a negligent death wish. However despite this obvious threat, not all organizations are catching on. HBR reports in 2017 that: “the average investment in emerging technologies (as a percent of total technology spending) grew just 1% over the 10-year period. In our most recent survey, executives say they look to digital initiatives primarily to increase revenue and reduce costs. These are worthy goals, of course, but it also ... (more)

Legacy to Cloud Transformation | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Microservices

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 l... (more)

Autonomic Computing and @Docker | @DevOpsSummit #AI #APM #DevOps

Containers as a Platform for Autonomic Computing By Neil McEvoy An overall theme of cloud computing and the specific practices within it is fundamentally one of automation. The core value of technology is to continually automate low level procedures to free up people to work on more value add activities, ultimately leading to the utopian goal of full Autonomic Computing. For example a great way to define your plan for DevOps tool chain adoption is through this lens. In this TechTarget article they outline a simple maturity model for planning this. Self-Aware Containers and Micr... (more)

Algorithms for High Performance DevOps

Accelerating Digital Innovation – Speeding Concept to Cash To determine the business case for the Cloud Native technologies of microservices, containers and Continuous Deployment the key dynamic is ‘Business Value Throughput’. Ie. not just speeding up the production of deployed code but of software that adds quantifiable value to the organization. In this blog Stackify make this great observation, that Agile and DevOps combine to holistically address the full lifecyle of translating business ideas into working code running in the Cloud hosting delivery environment. Improving the... (more)