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 Netflix began making use
‘microservices’ they have quickly become the hottest topic for Cloud
thought leaders, alongside ‘container’ technologies like Docker.
JavaWorld proposes 2015 will be the year of microservices, nothing that
“microservices poster child, Netfilx, also uses AWS – in other w... (more)
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 long trip around the Baltics, who already have
significant pedigree i... (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)
Michael Porter, author of the most highly regarded of all business strategy
theories, Competitive Advantage, describes how there are now three distinct
eras of how technology can be defined to impact upon the ability to achieve
Michael makes two very important points. The first point is that there has
previously been two eras and now there is a third – the first being when
corporations started to use IT for automation purposes, described in this
1985 article, followed then by when all of this IT became interconnected via
the Internet, described in this 2001 artic... (more)
By Neil McEvoy
The concept of the ‘technological Singularity’ often refers to a single
machine AI, like IBM’s Watson, but another popular theory is one of
‘swarm intelligence’, where instead the AI is the result of lots of small
machines forming into a larger virtual self.
The Conscious Web
Back in 2003 I wrote an article that described the forthcoming evolution of
the Cloud, and with it the development towards the SIngularity. The growing
use of XML Web services would see them evolve to become intelligent agents,
forming the basis for this collective.
This would fit well with t... (more)