Releasing Software Developer Superpowers

Article is aimed at anyone looking to gain the edge in their software development team creation or advancement in the digital age. Concepts can be applied outside of sw dev at some level. Open to discussion - views are my own. UX is not just for Customers User Experience is an ever growing component of … Continue reading Releasing Software Developer Superpowers

5 Technology trends to consider right now

As we are a month inside the second half of 2015, I thought it would be a good time to look at some of the technology trends that are in motion, and will have more of an influence as we enter 2016. 1: SMAC becomes SMACT Social Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) has existed for … Continue reading 5 Technology trends to consider right now

Why IoT practitioners need to “Wide Lens” the concept of a Data Lake

As we transition towards the vast quantity of devices that will be internet enabled by 2020, (anything from 50-200 billion experts estimate), it seems that the current cloud architectures that are being proposed are somewhat short on the features required to enable the customers data requirements on 2020. I wont dive hugely into describing the … Continue reading Why IoT practitioners need to “Wide Lens” the concept of a Data Lake

it@Cork European Technology Summit 2015 – a WOW event!

I wanted to change direction slightly and give an update on an event I had the privilege of being involved with this week, the it@Cork European Technology Summit. The event was held at Cork City Hall, on Wednesday May 5th, with a full day technology summit, followed by a black tie dinner with 3d wearables fashion … Continue reading it@Cork European Technology Summit 2015 – a WOW event!

Case Study: IoT Technology Platform – ThingWorx [10]

In my previous blog, I mentioned some platform design considerations at the outset. In this blog, I discuss one such Platform that has gained significant traction in the industry in recent times. About ThingWorx10 ThingWorx is one of the first software platforms designed to build and run the applications of the connected IoT world. ThingWorx … Continue reading Case Study: IoT Technology Platform – ThingWorx [10]

Platform Architecture Pre Considerations for IoT

Apart from the sheer volume of data generated by IoT devices, there are also a huge number of different data customers requirements, both known and unknown that will need to be considered. In this regard, the platform technology will need to be agile enough to meet this variation. How will this scale both horizontally and vertically … Continue reading Platform Architecture Pre Considerations for IoT

IoT Impact on the Manufacturing Industry (Part 2)

Continuing on from my last blog post, another example for IoT use in manufacturing would be for the asset management to distribute work orders and configurations to the tools or the different stages of production. And vice versa, calibration information can be fed back to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to associate them to … Continue reading IoT Impact on the Manufacturing Industry (Part 2)

IoT Impact on the Manufacturing Industry (Part 1)

“Industry 4.0” and “Smart Factory” are some of the terms used to describe the technological and social revolution that promises to change the current industrial landscape. Industry 1.0 was the invention of mechanical assistance, Industry 2.0 was mass production, pioneered by Henry Ford, Industry 3.0 brought electronics and control systems to the shop floor, and … Continue reading IoT Impact on the Manufacturing Industry (Part 1)

Pre Cloud Security Considerations in IoT

Introduction Over the past decade, hybrid cloud adoption has steadily increased, with closed network becoming less the option of choice. But this comes at a cost to security and trust metrics. As we become more dependent on intelligent devices in our lives, how do we ensure the data that is within the web is not … Continue reading Pre Cloud Security Considerations in IoT

IoT meets Data Intelligence: Instant Chemistry

Even in the ideal world of a perfect network topology, a web of sensors, a security profile, a suitable data center design, and lots of applications for processing and analyzing, one thing is constant across all of these, the data itself. Data science is well talked about, and careers have been built from the concept. … Continue reading IoT meets Data Intelligence: Instant Chemistry