Digital Innovation

Developing Your Own ‘Cloud Native Manifesto’


The term “cloud native” gets tossed around a lot these days – particularly inside organizations that are just getting started on their cloud journeys. Stakeholders, after all, want to embrace the cloud for all it has to offer. The idea that cloud could be embedded – natively – in the organization’s DNA, and extend out […]

The Hub-and-Spoke Model Is Evolving to Enable Cloud Innovations at Scale


Here is a challenge. How do you connect the simplest version of a secure public cloud environment that exercises an organization’s muscles, demonstrates the viability of cloud services, and engages all necessary stakeholders? Some might recognize this description as the methodology for our Minimum Viable Cloud (MVC). The simplest way to connect resources in such […]

What It Will Take for Blockchain to Be the ‘Next Big Thing’


Remember back in the 2000s, when cloud computing was dangerous, confusing and intriguing — but not really ready to catch on in a big way? That is where blockchain is today. So, where will blockchain be in a decade or so? If the technology follows cloud’s growth path, blockchain will be on everyone’s agenda, in […]

Application Modernization: a Blueprint for ISVs Moving to the Cloud


Over the past few years, there has been a significant shift in the business model for independent software vendors (ISVs). Traditionally, buying software involved a high, one-time purchase cost for a solution that the customer then installed on their local computer or data center. Incremental software updates were typically included in the initial purchase price, […]

The Convergence of IoT, LTE, AI and Cloud


IoT, the Internet of Things, is the network of computing devices embedded in everyday objects that enables them to send and receive data. These devices are extremely diverse, depending on the use cases. For example, Amazon’s Echo device takes as input a human voice command “Alexa, play Hawaiian music,” sends it to Amazon Cloud, brings […]

Is The Internet of Things Amassing on Your Radar?


We recently saw an unusual online post. It showed a standard weather radar map from WFRV-TV, a Wisconsin station. The image shows over Lake Win­nebago a large green area that normally denotes rain. But here the meteorolo­gists labeled the large green swatch: “Lake Flies!” Our first reaction was this clearly is a joke, but a […]