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
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.
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)
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
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)
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)