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Change is changing

“People don’t look at their watches to see what time it is,” someone once told me “they look to see what time it isn’t.” Ever since then I have been surprised how true this is. In the same light I … Continue reading

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DefenceIT 2014 Conference in the UK

The annual DefenceIT conference concluded two weeks ago at the Defence Academy in the UK. More than 250 uniformed and civilian technology leaders gathered to talk about the intersection of business solutions and battle-space technology needs. Once again I was … Continue reading

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There once was a traveler named Wright

There once was a traveler named Wright, Who traveled much faster than light. He set off one day, In a “relative” way, And returned the previous night. – James Thurber (I think). What decisions would we make if we could … Continue reading

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The CIO is dead! Long live the CIO!

More from the debate over at BPM.com. Processes and data are engine and fuel of business. An engine without fuel is will take us nowhere. Unburned fuel is just energy hanging around with nothing to do. Process without data … … Continue reading

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The beatings will continue until morale improves

An interesting debate is going on over at BPM.com over a comment I made a couple of weeks ago about what processes should, and should not, be automated. I keep going back to job titles. How many Directors actually direct, … Continue reading

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Colossal data

Palaeontologists glean the workings of ancient ecosystems from a single fossilized leaf.  Archaeologists derive whole civilizations from a fragment of a tooth and a few charred animal bones. Astronomers track down our planetary cousins from the periodic twinkle of a … Continue reading

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Bridges 2: the blog I started to write before I got distracted

Why did it take two decades after the Loma Prieta earthquake before we got a new Bay Bridge? We know we need to invest in infrastructure: it’s a desire as old as humanity ourselves (from caves and fires to labs … Continue reading

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