So, I am need of a recognizable icon representing Lean for my book rewrite, and of course I thought of the famous Toyota Production System “house.” (Some are now calling it the “Thinking Person’s System.) As far as I know the concept is not copyrighted, if I build my own […]
According to a new Forrester report, The Next Wave of Oﬃce Productivity by Sheri McLeish with Matthew Brown and Joseph Dang, Microsoft Office continues to dominate both in the enterprise and at home to no surprise. However, changes are affecting enterprise productivity strategies, such as Web 2.0, enterprise 2.0, and […]
Information Technology can be loosely defined as implementing technology to improve upon a business process. Many businesses fail to properly document the full procedure and scope of a business process, as many processes are generally handed down from one worker with the responsibility to others that replace them and/or others […]
There’s a thread on the Clojure mailing list, started by folks new to Clojure, pointing out that it can be a bit daunting to get Clojure running in order to try out some basics. I figured I’d post a very short tutorial showing how to get a basic running environment […]
The concept of the Configuration Management Database extends back at least 15 years, to the first version of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). It has proven a provocative concept for the management of enterprise information technology, attracting enthusiastic support, vendor investment and marketing, and fierce criticism.
As I have mentioned in numerous posts over the last several months, I am finding that things like process, governance, architecture, SOA, cloud computing, and others are much easier in my new startup world than in my old corporate world that I battled in since the 80’s. Even though I […]
Marketing spending among high-tech and telecom providers (HTTPs) is picking up in 2010, according to a new survey by Gartner. The survey found that 44 percent of 2010 HTTP marketing budgets will be flat compared with 2009, 41 percent will increase and only 15 percent are likely to decrease. This […]
Here’s a very informative article by Max Coburn and Margaret Dawson of Hubspan which summarizes a presentation that will be given at Cloud Expo later this month, Which “aaS” Is Right for You?. Check out the complete source article for much more, including a brief synopsis of current aaS variants, […]