The UK’s Digital Government program is such a great leadership example,
because not only are they pioneering the G-Cloud store, a service catalogue
for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS suppliers, but also they are defining ‘Agile
Procurement’ practices too.
Since the G-Cloud project was aligned under the Digital Services team, one
key development has been that this catalogue for Cloud services has become
companion to another similar supplier group, one for people skills like
software development, via the Digital Services Store.
This approach makes perfect sense, because Cloud hosting isn’t used on its
own. Instead it is consumed as part of an overall project that is typically
driven by web site designers and software developers, so better linking the
two will drive smarter projects.
Indeed the relationship is recognized as so crucial to the dynamic of
enterprise innovation, th... (more)
The next main phase for the Cloud Best Practices Network is for it to become
a ‘Virtual University’, meaning a provider of online e-learning
courses and issuer of associated ‘Digital Badge‘ certificates.
The curriculum will be organized in a bottom up and top down manner, meaning
that we will populate a catalogue of on demand, modular courses, like a
specific module for ‘How to Use for Business Continuity’. Very
specific and to the point, for perhaps $195?
Also in a more top down manner will be much larger, ongoing programs int... (more)
Cranleigh, Surrey – 24 June 2014 – Leading SME supplier to the
G-Cloud project, Memset have today revealed that they have achieved Pan
Government Accreditation to Impact Level 3 (PGA IL3).
Memset is now one of a select few holding the highest level of accreditation
for Cloud hosting services. Completing the IL3 accreditation process, Memset
is compliant to process “OFFICIAL information and connected to the PSN
Encrypted Overlay”, to use the new Government Security
Kate Craig-Wood, MD of Memset said: “This is fantastic news ... (more)
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
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:
Wearable Computing - The smartphone will remain as the central control unit
but it will be "Wearables" that ge... (more)
A key development for the Internet of Things will be the evolution and
emergence of the ‘Cloud Name System’, a directory system for Cloud
applications in the same way DNS (Domain Name System) works for the web and
Lori Vittie wrote a while back about the need for an ‘SNS’ – a
Service Name System, a DNS type directory approach but for Cloud Services so
that they can be entirely loosely coupled from their IT infrastructure.
Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web, himself described a scenario of
‘Socially Aware Cloud Storage‘ that applies this same ideal of
abstraction t... (more)