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 presentation at Amazon's 2014 Re:invent conference, where Jason Robey
talks through their move to a ‘microservices' approach to application
In this presentation he describes how the firm is committed to a fast pace of
innovation and that digital is a top priority for the company, ... (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)
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 ... (more)
Harnessing Digital Disruption in the Era of the IoT On-Demand Economy
Here is the presentation I gave to the Business IT networking forum in Riga
The presentation describes the emergence of the On Demand Economy, how new
super-scale ventures like Uber taxis, Airbnb and others are transforming the
fundamental operating models for corporations and consequently destroying
the competition in the industries they are disrupting.
They do so by leveraging the peer to peer model, cultivating marketplace
models for dynamically matching demand and supply.
This was part of a week ... (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)