In reading recently about developments in cloud computing, it occurred to me that IT has come full circle from its beginnings in the mainframe era. This is the first of a series of articles exploring the history of how this came about, written for the benefit of business professionals and others who may be interested in the topic. Continue reading
Just when we were predicting a new golden age of mobile business intelligence, suddenly there are storm clouds on the horizon. Continue reading
I’ve been fascinated by the concept of mind mapping for awhile. The mind map was invented by Englishman Tony Buzan in the late 1960s based on his research into the workings of the human brain. I was fortunate enough recently to find a used copy of Tony’s The Mind Map Book at Half Price Books and have used mind mapping on a couple of different projects. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that Tony has incorporated his concepts into a software package: iMindMap5. Continue reading
Unless you’ve been hiding under a virtual rock, you’ve heard about the blackout announced by several thousand websites on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. This site is not blacked out today, but I have censored my logo. I want to weigh in on the side of those opposing SOPA/PIPA. Continue reading
Today I released version 0.6 of WPQuotidian, my WordPress quote widget plugin. For more details visit the plugin page.
Recent years have seen an explosion of new technologies designed to help executives and managers understand their customers, suppliers, employees, and the environment in which their organizations operate. Over time, the amount and sources of data being collected for these purposes have multiplied, and new technologies have been developed to cope with the proliferation. Now the most forward-thinking organizations are spontaneously beginning to integrate all of these technologies into a single framework. I call this framework organizational consciousness. Continue reading
I woke up Monday morning and was eating breakfast in front of the TV. I flipped around and caught the end of “Fox and Friends” on Fox News. Larry Gatlin was guest hosting and at the end of the show he performed a song he’d written about how there was “no star in Bethlehem” tonight. I decided that I’d had it.
For those who are using WPQuotidian and are preparing to upgrade their websites to WordPress 3.3, I have tested the current version 0.5 under Release Candidate 2 and have verified that it works without problems.
The “Growth-Share Matrix” concept was introduced as a tool for business unit management by Boston Consulting Group in 1968. It can also be used for product management. Continue reading
“. . . then is it really business intelligence?”
This was the subject of a thread that was active for awhile on one of the LinkedIn groups I follow. At first I didn’t pay much attention, but then one morning while sipping coffee it hit me: Continue reading