A couple of recent articles got me thinking about the relationship between innovation and enterprise architecture in the digital business age. At first glance, the two areas may seem as closely related as a unicorn and a public library. However, Chris Barianuk’s BBC News piece “Blockchain: The Revolution that hasn’t quite happened” and Gerben Wierda’s Linkedin… Read More
The intelligence Hokey Cokey; where next for the Internet of Things?
My jaded post-festive brain cells have been sparked into life by an excellent, thought-provoking LinkedIn post from Jess Hadleigh off the back of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. In part, it’s about moving from the Internet of Things to the ‘Intelligence of Things’ – a world of connected devices with their own, out of the… Read More
NATO Summits, Supply Chain Attacks and a Cyber Ghost of Christmas Future
Last week I was performing in a production of Alan Ayckbourn’s “Seasons Greetings”. It’s a witty, brilliantly observed and poignant play about the tensions, rows and emotional outbursts of a dysfunctional family as they gather to celebrate Christmas. The run coincided with a similarly tense celebration as leaders of the NATO alliance member countries met… Read More
How can you tick the box when you’re thinking outside it?
It’s the age of the gig economy and the portfolio career, so we’re told. Yet, judging by the number of people still streaming off the 7.13 to Waterloo and the recruitment angst pervading LinkedIn, a lot of us are still ticking those traditional career boxes; get qualified, get a job, get fed up with that… Read More
ITSM: Why we shouldn’t be embarrassed to say “Try Turning it Off and On Again”
A friend was telling me about her tribulations with an IT support desk, trying to get her new office printer to work. She told a familiar story of the support desk person bombarding her with questions and advice which was either irrelevant or well beyond her knowledge as an averagely tech-savvy customer. I did my… Read More
Avoiding Techocalypse – time to break out the canaries?
We pretty much accept now that one price we pay for relentless technological advance is a parallel growth in IT risk. Whether it’s from government-sponsored cyber-attacks or corporate system meltdowns, fallout from IT failures and abuses seems to get more earth-shattering with each passing headline. Some talk of a potential techocalypse, although I wouldn’t trust… Read More