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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 lower buy in to the value of technology and thus a perception it is more of an operational cost not a strategic enabler, the biggest consequence being a lack of investment in upgrades and modernization, vs ‘keeping the lights on’. The Royal Bank of Canada’s CEO noted that the issue presents ... (more)

Cloud Native Maturity Model

As the Enterprise Irregulars discuss in this blog the Cloud Native model is underpinned by early maturity model work, a journey that sees applications transform from a traditional to a fully Cloud-centric architecture: I. Cloud Ready A simple app that is Cloud ready by using basic Cloud services not its own file system. II. Cloud Friendly Begins to leverage platform more such as multi-zone High Availability and horizontal scalability, and is designed as a 'Twelve Factor' app. III. Cloud Resilient Cloud agnostic, can work across multiple Clouds and can tolerate failure of underlyin... (more)

A #Blockchain Framework | @CloudExpo #FinTech #ML #DigitalTransformation

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 Bl... (more)

Cloud Identity and Privacy

Advances in Identity Management technologies will provide foundations for an "Identity Metasystem", providing the tools for securing information in a manner that greatly accelerates adoption of Cloud computing. Secure Cloud Services Typically conversations about Cloud Computing quickly lead to the perceived big roadblock holding back its adoption, data privacy and security. Ask yourself how you would feel about having sensitive information, like your bank account or credit card details, stored "in the Cloud"? What does that even mean? Who owns and controls it? If the data resides ... (more)

Cloud 2.0 – Social Cloud Computing

There are many 2012 predictions describing the major trends for the new year, and my personal favourite is this one, due to the headline quote of: “2012 is primed to be the year of social.” Absolutely. Although social media has been a buzz trend for quite some time, as has Cloud Computing, both share the reality that actual adoption is still in its earliest days and relatively low. While many businesses and individuals have accounts and profiles on sites like Twitter, Linkedin et al, most have not yet deployed any social enterprise software for their own use internally. Hence Clo... (more)