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How Can the Financial Industry Innovate Faster?

How can the financial industry innovate faster? Why do non-technical people need to have a basic understanding of cloud technology? Imagine this scenario. Davinci is a company providing a SaaS solution to banks to process loans and mortgage applications. Davinci runs its own software on an AWS platform, and a significant number of large mortgage […]

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Serverless computing is the final frontier in scalable computing

Warning: this post is forward looking and does not give easy answers. Cloud computing continues to enable innovation in the way we develop and deploy software. Service Oriented Architecture (or SOA) is a software development paradigm for breaking up large systems into more manageable independent components. This probably got off in the nineties. As a […]

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IT Innovation and the bleeding edge

This is the sequel to my introductory post “IT leadership in the 21st century“. IT Innovation and the bleeding edge When IT is being used to drive innovation, it is by definition on the ‘bleeding edge’. This is because proven technology is in wide use, and it will not lead to much competitive advantage. There […]

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Business Model Canvas for Cloud Providers

Cloud Computing is not so much about technology but more about the new business models that this technology enables. The question then is, how do these business models look? One of the most inspiring ways of looking at business models is through the so-called “Business Model Canvas”. This article explores the basics of cloud computing business […]

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Which Cloud service model is right for you?

Cloud Computing is no longer an option, but a reality in the IT landscape of almost all organizations. At the same time cloud computing has a lot of variants and choices. These choices are relevant for the IT strategy, and in some cases even the company strategy. This article outlines in a step by step […]

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