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In the digital arena, it’s impossible to avoid Dion Hinchcliffe. Perhaps you’ve seen one of his numerous keynotes or joined one of his workshops. Maybe you’ve read one of his books, Web 2.0 Architectures (with coauthors James Governor and Duane Nickull) or Social Business By Design (Peter Kim, coauthor). Or possibly you’ve spotted one of his stream of articles over the years, for ZDNet, ebizQ, and many others. Recently, Hinchcliffe has been leading strategy teams at a series of boutique consulting firms – but unlike most practitioners of strategy consulting, his background doesn’t include the McKinseys or Deloittes of the world. Why didn’t he learn digital strategy from one of these usual suspects? “Management consulting firms have often ended up hiring me to teach them these things,” Hinchcliffe quips. In fact, his LinkedIn profile only goes back to 1997, which fo... (more)

New Sidechain Technology for the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #Blockchain

New Sidechain Technology for the Internet of Things, Sharing Economies, and Social Networks Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is Lisk all about and what do you do? Max Kordek, CEO of Lisk: Lisk is a cryptocurrency based on Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS), but also a blockchain application and sidechain platform. With our Lisk App SDK, JavaScript developers can deploy their own sidechains and develop blockchain applications on top of them. The fact that Lisk apps are running in their own sidechains allow them to be extremely flexible. Develop... (more)

Incident Management with Cloud-Based Targeted Communications | @CloudExpo @xMatters_inc #API #Cloud

Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Please tell us, what is xMatters all about and what do you do? Troy McAlpin, CEO of xMatters: Here at xMatters we provide two-way, targeted communications for management of time-sensitive events, such as cloud service or network outages, supply-chain disruptions and  natural disasters. Our cloud-based solution notifies the right people on the right channels for software deployments or major incidents, and allows those being notified to respond, comment, and move the workflow forward.  If you're supporting a DevOps environment, i... (more)

Publishing Synergy: Blog, Twitter and Ulitzer

Government Cloud on Ulitzer Have you ever been given the task of building and executing an aggressive customer outreach program? Well I received my assignment about a year ago and trust me; the budget was not commensurate with the assigned goal. My particular need was to educate prospective Federal government customers on a new information technology trend. Known as cloud computing, this new approach blends service oriented architecture (SOA), virtualization technologies and a "pay-by-the-use" sales approach into a new IT delivery business model. Although this new approach promis... (more)

The Nerdery Evolves Its Brand | @CloudExpo @The_Nerdery #Cloud

The Nerdery has launched a new website. This time The Nerdery created a website and revealed a brand evolution, as their own client. The Nerdery's brand evolution includes a refined logo and heightened focus on the core services of mobile applications, web applications, websites, systems integration and digital consulting. Their online makeover happened over a stealth four-week sprint. "The brand and company has evolved, but our vision to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work will remain the same," said Nerdery CEO Tom O'Neill. "Our new website does a better job at con... (more)

How to Manage Bayer AG’s Far-Flung and Diverse Messaging Infrastructure | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Interview with Stan Gallagher, IT Senior Consultant at Bayer Business and Technology Services and Jean-Francois Piot, GSX Solutions Vice President of Product Management Please tell us about Bayer's organization, to get a better grip on the size of an IT issue that an international company such as them could face. JF Piot, VP of Product Management at GSX Solutions: Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of healthcare, agriculture, and high-tech polymer materials. Founded in Barmen, Germany in 1863, Bayer has 118,900 employees and had sales of €42.2 billi... (more)