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IoT Field Notes: Solving Interesting Tech Challenges

As we start these projects, the focus is not all strategy, markets, and business cases. We eventually get to the tech stuff – and have already hit a few things that start off as puzzles and end up as interesting insights, decisions to reduce complexity, and/or necessary evils. An example of the first type – […]

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Real change happens along a continuum that stretches from The Big Idea to Real Results, and people / organizations that want to make real change happen need to understand the different elements along the way.

Inspiration

The ability to imagine what is possible (aka Vision)

Art

As goods, services, & even data becomes commoditized, effective and engaging design becomes a competitive differentiator

Science

Sooner or later, you have to be able to translate your hand-waving to something that actually works!

Execution

Results derive from making something happen – quickly, effectively, sustainably

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Recent Posts

IoT Field Notes: The Cloud is a Fog Right Now
Execution, with some elements of Science
December 16, 2014

Predictably, folks want to talk about the techie fun stuff when the Internet of Things comes up; there is palpable excitement around the possibility of really getting to use that Cloud thing that everyone is talking about. However, people that have a passing familiarity with any form of system implementation, software development or database design […]

IoT Field Notes: How do People Start?
Execution, with some elements of Science
December 12, 2014

When introducing the idea of “information as a product or service”, it’s fascinating to see how different companies want to start. I don’t mean start the conversation – that part of the process seems to take care of itself. I will send emails and engage in phone & hallway conversations to gauge initial interest; when […]

IoT Field Notes: Introducing Something New
Execution, with some elements of Science
December 8, 2014

For the past few months I have been introducing the idea of information as a product or service (ie. the Internet of Things) to a number of our business units (BUs). It is a high-energy endeavor; there are plenty of marketing and product development folks out there thinking along these lines, and it’s great making […]

One for Practice
Execution, with some elements of Science
November 24, 2014

Have you ever been in this situation? A large project was looming, and the Powers That Be want to dive in head first. This recent and very large acquisition (30% of our size when we bought it) needed to be integrated into our supply chain and distribution network; the customers were demanding it, and we […]

Recommended reading for the week …
Inspiration
November 20, 2014

A semi-recurring feature – items that I think are worth your time. Sourced from a variety of places around the ‘net – I’ll try to give credit for the recommendations where it is due. Some of these are older, some quite recent – I’ve got a backlog of interesting stuff to share. As always – […]