IoT

The IASA Architecture Competition – Final Entry… For Now

The IASA Architecture Competition – Final Entry… For Now

As you may (or may not) have read, I am (still) involved in the local (Seattle) chapter of Iasa first ever IT architecture competition. Team Skyscraper presented their architectural description this past Saturday, along with the four other teams and came in 2nd place. 

What is Holacracy?

What is Holacracy?

Many people in the workforce are disenfranchised with the company they work for and have limited loyalty to the company. There are several factors surfacing this feeling in current and new workforce entrants. Holacracy is a different approach to running a company that removes structure and distributes authority and responsibility.

What is the Internet of Things?

What is the Internet of Things?

Boy, I LOVE a good marketing effort to advance ideas forward. DevOps is IT’s approach to applying Lean best practices to SOA and the practice of putting IT capability in place. The Internet of Things (IoT) is pretty similar in that it is reusing an existing idea. We now have discreet (and smart) devices available to most everyone that are connected to the Internet so we can pull data into a server, manipulate it, and take action against that information. 

Is the Internet of Things (IoT) different?

Is the Internet of Things (IoT) different?

I’ve been thinking and reading and discussing the Internet of Things (IoT) quite a bit lately. Being in Seattle, we talk quite a bit about coffee, craft beer, wine, and hiking. That said, it seems like lately I have been discussing IoT more than all of those combined. So what is it and is it anything new?