Category Archives: IT Trends

Upcoming Events by Microsoft and AWS

The behemoths of public cloud computing, AWS and Microsoft, continue to lure developers and architects to their cloud platform by offering free virtual events.

Microsoft announced AzureCon, a virtual event that will take place on September 29, 2015 (9:00 a.m. PDT). AzureCon relies on last year’s AzureConf and will include live, interactive and on-demand sessions. You can watch the content live or on-demand after the event.

AWS will host re:Invent 2015 from October 6 – 9, 2015. If you can’t make it to Las Vegas, you can watch the live streams. Of course, you can watch the sessions after the events too.

I highly recommend both events because they support the effective knowledge transfer and are a great opportunity to hear about the latest innovations in the public cloud arena. Therefore, mark your calender and save the links!

Upcoming Tweet Jam on the Convergence of Emerging Technologies hosted by The Open Group

At first Gartner picked up the thought and named it ‘The Nexus of Forces’. IDC coined the term ‘third platform’ and The Open Group established a new forum named ‘Platform 3.0’. All of them recognized that there are several (emerging) technologies that are likely to converge in the future and potentially change the way businesses and people engage with each other. The lists and names of the technologies in scope differ depending on the organizations named before. In general they refer to the following technologies: social media, cloud computing, mobile computing, Internet of things and processing of big data.

From the perspective of the discipline of enterprise architecture management this convergence raises the question if (major) architectural changes are required to cope with this development.

To encourage knowledge exchange on this question, The Open Group will host a tweet jam on Thursday, June 6 at 9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. GMT (see this blog post).

Please find below an initial set of links suggested for further reading.

Gartner

IDC

The Open Group