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A capability model is a structure that represents the core abilities and competencies of an entity (department, organization, person, system, and technology) to achieve its objectives, especially in relation to its overall mission and functions.
IDG Enterprise’s 2015 Big Data and Analytics survey shows that the number of organizations with deployed/implemented data-driven projects has increased by 125% over the past year. The momentum continues to build. Big Data as a concept is characterized by 3Vs: Volume, Velocity, and V...
The IoT market is on track to hit $7.1 trillion in 2020, according to an IDC's study. Are we ready for this massive demand? How can we deal with the challenges? Some firms choose to take no action by claiming they are too busy with what they are doing. Some organizations blindly jump ...
2012 tends to be a big year for big data and big analytics. To effectively explore the massive amounts of data being produced in our world will help unveil answers to some of society’s most vexing problems. 2012 tends to be a big year for big data and big analytics. To effectively exp...
One of the biggest challenges in the cloud endeavor is how to make up a comprehensive action plan systematically. I'll take a reality check of today's IT paradigm and assess how cloud computing may help deal with the complexity in the current IT solutions. Then I review the fundamenta...
As virtually all of us are marching in the journey of cloud and SOA, a critical question is what is the right order to deal with these two disciplines. There are various routes that can be taken. The following table provides a pro-and-con comparison of different paths. Regardless wh...
As Cloud Computing is gaining increasing traction in the complex heterogeneous enterprise environments, there is a battle between building private clouds and leveraging public clouds. An "Enterprise Cloud" offers a virtualized, scalable, multi-tenant infrastructure that provides sec...
Cloud computing tends to mandate a reset of traditional structured forms of definition, analysis, modeling, design, development, and deployment in IT solutioning. Methodology is critical for identifying key variables and influencing factors in a technology paradigm, and thus predicting...
As more and more organizations are adopting and introducing Cloud computing solutions to their IT environment, it becomes increasingly important to have a holistic view and strategic plan on the utilization of this new computing technology. A Cloud Adoption Lifecycle Model (CALM) depic...
Applied Cloud Engineering (ACE) is a holistic engineering approach for pragmatic development and integration of real-life cloud solutions. It is the field concerned with the converged and codified application of the Cloud Engineering and Cloud
A Cloudification roadmap is of paramount importance to strategize and operationalize an effective Cloud program in a large-scale enterprise computing environment, which is typically complex and heterogeneous. To successfully reap the real benefits of Cloud Computing, an organization mu...
In the panel I moderated in the recent Cloud Symposium event (http://www.cloudsymposium.com), a question was raised from the audience about whether an organization has to fully implement SOA before considering cloud computing. Although this is not a strictly black and white situation a...
The current Cloud adoption, development, and implementations generally lack a sophisticated and disciplined method, largely due to the nature of immature and changing Cloud computing. A holistic approach is sought to cope with various issues and concerns
Cloud Computing has been gaining momentum to steal the limelight away from SOA, which has recently faded out of the mainstream, particularly after the infamous declaration of "SOA is dead" early last year. It is worth taking a retrospective look at how SOA has evolved in a bumpy journ...
Cloud Computing has been gaining momentum to steal the limelight away from SOA, which has recently faded out of the mainstream, particularly after the infamous declaration of "SOA is dead" early last year. It is worth taking a retrospective look at how
As the industry focus has been shifting from SOA to Cloud Computing, it becomes clear that we should leverage what we have accomplished in the SOA endeavor in the last decade. More importantly we ought to make full of the lessons learned in the SOA
There have been some discussions and debates on the need of a maturity model for Cloud Computing. It seems to me that having a model, albeit primitive and unripe by nature, is at least better than having nothing to reference to. A maturity model is a structured collection of elements t...
There have been some discussions and debates on the need of a maturity model for Cloud Computing. It seems to me that having a model, albeit primitive and unripe by nature, is at least better than having nothing to reference to. A maturity model is a