Gartner is pushing the Digital Business idea, and I will readily admit that it sounds like the latest in buzzwords. And so does Gartner, to a point – although the presentations and general message at this year’s Symposium had a few key elements that nicely pulled together some things I have been writing about here, […]
I’ve been working with internal developers over the past few weeks, experimenting with a treemap / heatmap-style visualization that is quite interesting / insightful when loaded up with data, but very tough to configure and manipulate. We are also struggling with a presentation layer (surrounding this data control) that doesn’t adapt to the size of […]
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.
The ability to imagine what is possible (aka Vision)
As goods, services, & even data becomes commoditized, effective and engaging design becomes a competitive differentiator
Sooner or later, you have to be able to translate your hand-waving to something that actually works!
Results derive from making something happen – quickly, effectively, sustainably
A semi-recurring feature – this time, focusing on my latest internal initiative re: the Internet of Things. Some 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 […]
I haven’t written one of these hands-on hardware / software evaluation posts for some time – it’s not that kind of blog, really – but I’ve been asked a lot of questions about my Surface Pro 3, and this is an easy way to let many folks know the answers. Also – I am making […]
Last weekend, I went on my first long-distance motorcycle ride. Sounds harmless – kind of like saying “last weekend, we went live on our new ERP”. And over the course of the three-day ride, I found myself thinking about the parallels as I went through a range of feelings including excitement, frustration, self-doubt, tedium, second […]
As we move beyond the hype stage for the Internet of Things (IoT), and start working with different businesses to identify and plan for real top line growth, there is a clear need to ground the conversations in the concrete and understandable. I’ll start the process by asking if they’ve ever heard of the “Internet […]
This is the season when many companies review their Strategic Plans for the coming years. For a diversified manufacturer, it is a pretty intense process – up to 50 separate sessions, 80+ presenters, almost 500MB of detail (ok, I’ll admit there were a few videos in there …) in the past week. I’m not complaining […]