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10 Dec 18
The Metropole

By Edward G. Goetz I want to thank Eric Michael Rhodes for his thoughtful read of my book, The One-Way Street of Integration. The great challenge of writing the book, which Mr. Rhodes seems to have sensed in his remarks at the end of his review, was in articulating a vision for how to use […]

10 Dec 18
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CoTrader is not just an investment Fund, but a whole transparent and secure market of investment funds based on blockchain technology. All your investments will be completely safe and CoTrader guarantees it to you. The project offers complete liquidity, control and security of your assets, providing confidentiality and proven return on all your investments. The […]

10 Dec 18
Archive-Type: Musings of a Passionate Preservationist

I saw a 35mm print of Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989) at the Egyptian Theater tonight with Spike Lee in attendance and it was probably one of the best film experiences I have ever had in my film life. He is, hands-down, one of the greatest film makers that has ever existed. While I am […]

10 Dec 18
The Avocado

8:45pm – I’m cold and tired. It’s like this never ends. So many smiling faces, so hollow. I’m stuck in an endless loop. Maybe if I just close my eyes, it’ll all end… A Majestic Christmas is about… Christmas in the charming town of Briar Falls will be bittersweet this year when architect Nell goes […]

10 Dec 18
Market Research Trending News

According to a latest report published by Future Market Insights titled “Portable Oxygen Concentrators Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016–2026,” the global portable oxygen concentrators market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 7.8% between 2016 and 2026 in terms of value. Portable oxygen concentrators supply oxygen to patients suffering from respiratory diseases such as […]

10 Dec 18
Healthcare Research Blog

The global market for point-of-care diagnostics is predicted to witness a healthy growth in forthcoming years, according a report by Transparency Market Research (TMR). The market ecosystem features high consolidation, with the leading four market players responsible for holding nearly 79% of the entire market share. These leading vendors are, namely, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., […]

10 Dec 18
Isabella L. Price: fresh witch of blair

NOTE: In the official Equality For Her summary of The Kent Test, Kent refers to “…women of color, be they Black, Brown, Asian, or Native.” As such, for the purposes of this piece, I am counting both Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez as women of color. Outside of films made by POC filmmakers (I see […]

10 Dec 18
Nancy O'Toole Meservier

Last week, I mentioned that I would be taking part in Indiecember. Today, I thought I’d get into a little more detail of what it is, how you participate, and why it’s awesome. What is Indiecember? One things I’ve discovered since publishing Red and Black in August is that authors REALLY need book reviews. Book […]

10 Dec 18
Capgemini Finland
In my last post, I looked at the reasons why enterprise organizations are considering mass migration to the cloud for their application ecosystem. I canvassed some of the cultural, commercial, and technical challenges they face in doing so. I also laid out the migration modes available, commonly known as the “six Rs of migration,” retiring, retaining, rehosting, replatforming, refactoring, and rearchitecting. Once the notion of mass migration and its benefits are conceived, my suggestion is to initiate a thorough discovery and create a high-level business case. In this post, I’ll explain what should not be forgotten during the process. Discovery First, you need to get a clear and accurate picture of your existing (legacy) application environment, including infrastructure, security, data, and commercial considerations. These insights will help to establish the parameters of the project as you’ll know which applications are suitable to migrate to the cloud and which should remain on premises. You will have the knowledge to anticipate the potential impact on the enterprise and won’t come across unpleasant surprises (and in this context all surprises are unpleasant). The complexity of the migration process will vary from environment to environment and will depend on the applications involved. A virtualized, service-oriented architecture will be far less complex to migrate than a big legacy mainframe architecture. I would always advise starting with the least complex applications to yield some immediate “quick wins.” Your organization will gain experience and be more confident as you progress through the spectrum. Lastly, the impact of a mass migration to a cloud environment on the people and the organizational culture are important factors to consider during your discovery. Efficiency and effectiveness of “faster” IT can only be achieved if people, processes, and tools have all transformed at the same pace. Business case Once you’ve devised your overall strategy on the landing platform, a business case on new costs of the platform, operations, and development will facilitate decision making. To decide on an overarching strategy for your landing platform, you’ll need to determine the most appropriate target cloud deployment: Choose the type of cloud: public, private, or hybrid Decide on either a single cloud or multi-vendor cloud strategy Identify the most suitable type of service – IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS. Answering these questions at the beginning of the process, based on a clearly defined and logical set of criteria, will help you avoid the kind of “analysis paralysis” that can stall the process further down the track. As already mentioned, the results of the discovery process will help you draw up these criteria. Time to decide In my experience, the outcome of the business case is nearly always positive to proceed with a mass migration to the cloud, as this is the key to accelerate innovation. When your organization is ready to take the plunge, make sure that management understands the results of the discovery and the business case and is in complete agreement with your principles. Time to get into low-level design Once you have a go-ahead from the organization, it’s time to get into the low-level design per application, landing platform, development efforts, operating model, network design, and security architecture. Servers, networks and data services all run and interact differently in a cloud environment, and you’ll need to make sure you update parts of your system to be ready for these changes, documenting code changes and configurations prior to execution. Security has traditionally been one of the main deterrents to move to the cloud, prompting cloud service providers to prioritize security as they’ve developed their products and services. Now, public cloud environments are typically more secure than enterprise on-premises or private cloud environments. But, with the threat landscape and the regulatory framework presenting an ever-evolving spectrum of risks, the enterprise needs to change the way it thinks about security to embrace a more collaborative approach. To keep your data secured, you’ll need to re-evaluate your security procedures and strategies. Applications can be extremely secure but you won’t own any of the hardware and many of your business processes might not apply to cloud applications. You will have less control over security and other procedures, and security systems will need to work seamlessly with your cloud providers’ offerings. At the same time, you need to ensure that any cloud partners handling the personal data of customers, employees, or any other stakeholders have systems and processes in place to meet the requirements of stringent privacy and data protection regulations, such as GDPR. Time to prove the concept So, your business case is positive and management is happy with the results on paper. But how do you know whether it will actually work and give you the desired benefits? I would certainly advise making a good proof-of-concept (PoC), which also provides you with a reference model in the future. After these initial considerations, there is yet another decision to make: who is the best candidate for a proof-of-concept? There are two prevailing approaches when it comes to proving your concept: Choose a non-productive/non-critical part of an application/service and bring it to the public cloud and prove that the model design works with similar or improved efficiency, but with reduced costs. Choose a non-critical application/service, bring all components to public cloud, change the operating model, deploy automation, and prove that the model delivers the increased pace of innovation that it promised, along with reduced costs. Both approaches have their own benefits. The first approach will give you a quick result, the second option will take a bit more time but will leave you with greater confidence in the model. Migrate, test, migrate. Repeat Now that you have completed your discovery, created a business case, got a go-ahead, created the low-level design, and proven that the design works, it is time to speed up. Consider doing the following for each application: Work with the business owners to set expectations around timings and deliverables. An agile migration methodology will allow you to minimize risk and disruption by mapping out an incremental pathway to a full migration. Then, execute in sprints, with clearly defined KPIs for each stage of the process. This will allow the project team to course-correct early in the cycle. Implement a series of tests for the application and your users, defining the success criteria for flipping to the new environment. Figure out how you will cut over and identify the stakeholders required for support and escalation on operational plans. Finally, before going ahead, take one last baseline performance analysis of the source environment to compare to the new environment. It’s advisable to run parallel environments while you migrate traffic, users, or content. To keep this transition period to a minimum, make sure that each business owner is involved and ready to validate the migration in real time, testing applications to confirm migration has not changed functionality and measuring differences in cost and performance as you go. Conclusion: It’s all about the journey AND the destination Every enterprise is different, and with widely divergent business models, digital transformation strategies and legacy environments, there is certainly no one-size-fits-all approach to something as big and complex as mass migration to the cloud. In principle, I’ve found that the approach detailed above represents best practice when initially tackling the task, providing a jumping-off point from which all stakeholders can start to formulate their specific requirements, roles, and responsibilities. In my next post, we’ll explore steps one and two of the process – discovery and business case creation – in more detail and provide some insight around how to choose between different vendors for public cloud. I take this opportunity to thank Lysanne Vossen (Senior Consultant- Cloud) and Aditya Sharma (Senior Enterprise Architect)  for their contribution in this article.
10 Dec 18
Jual Terpal Plastik Murah Hub.08123.258.4950

Jual Terpal Plastik Harga Pabrik – Lim Corporation Sistem bioflok umumnya dipakai dalam budidaya lele dengan sistem pemeliharaan ikan lele seperti melakukan sebuah metode dengan menumbuhkan mikroorganisme yang memiliki fungsi untuk mengolah limbah pada budidaya lele tersebut. Nantinya limbah budidaya itu sendiri akan menjadi gumpalan – gumpalan yang berbentuk kecil yang umumnya disebut dengan flok, […]

10 Dec 18
CMFE News

D-dimer Testing Market: Snapshot Blood tests that are used to measure the blood ability and time to clot are known as coagulation testing for the diagnosis of hemostasis system. Clotting disorders can cause excessive bleeding or clotting and are fatal. D-dimer testing is ordered if the physician suspects clotting disorders. There are number of bleeding […]

10 Dec 18
Purple Dawn -- Exploring the Possibilities

This week I have been talking to people about creating a future based on the projections of the past. Yes, I have sent clearings on projected futures before, and yet there is a deeper level now. How often have you decided that everything will fail and you will never be able to change your life […]

10 Dec 18
CMFE News

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) spread primarily through person-to-person sexual contacts. Varied testing technologies used for the identification and analysis of the STD contracted comprise the definition of ‘diagnostic testing of STDs’. The location where diagnostic tests are delivered i.e. in the laboratories or at the point-of-care (POC) also encompasses the definition for ‘diagnostic testing of […]

10 Dec 18
Ashley's SMAD 407 Blog

As reported by many, including The Verge article, Tumblr will ban all adult content on December 17th, this week, microblogging platform Tumblr announced that it was banning “adult content,” a move that many consider the first of many death knolls for the company.  Recently purchased by Verizon’s Oath division, the company has struggled with an increase in […]