I am a UK based TOGAF certified enterprise & solutions architect (specialising in Identity Mgmt, integration, payments, security and M2M) with experience primarily in Telco with BT, Vodafone, Nokia, UPC, Qwest, AOL, o2, H3G Australia & Colt. Plus banking experience with Deutsche Bank, insurance experience with Bupa & Chubb, utilities experience with Centrica & Nuon NL and retail experience with Nokia & Kingfisher. I started my career as a developer with BEA Systems working on the Weblogic Application Server product line and have since progressed through various architecture roles but still like to keep up my coding skills in Java, Scala & C++. I have worked in 20+ countries across 4 continents.
Over time I have found it hard to keep up with all the various web, cloud and M2M services available as part of my job. It is hard to sift through to find what is useful. Different propositions require considerable effort to even shift down from a long list to a short list of available services. As the number of services increases I find that so much useful time is taken up with vendor selection. This should not be the case for cutting edge services. The only way to maintain control is to focus on the core enablers for all of these services. Therefore the purpose of this blog is for me to share my experiences in core enablers. I will focus on what I know now, such as identity management and what I think will be important in the future such as M2M provisioning services.