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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. Code red 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 development. 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)

Internet of Things Microservices | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

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)

Case Study: DevOps with WordPress | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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)

The Era of the IoT On-Demand Economy | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

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 last week. 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 @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

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)