Courtesy of a Tweet from knowledge-management figurehead David Gurteen, I’ve been looking at a TED presentation on Media Labs’ so-called ‘SixthSense‘ project. [Apologies, couldn’t get the embed to work – please use the links above instead.] As David puts it, …

SixthSense – excellent technology, but potential term-hijack? Read more »

Continuing the theme of the dangers of term-hijack, is the current usage of the term ‘economics’ the worst term-hijack ever? In almost all references to ‘economics’ these days, it’s clear that the term is meant to mean ‘money on a …

‘Economics’ – the worst term-hijack ever? Read more »

My post yesterday on “Annoyed at ‘Enterprise 2.0’” seemed to touch a nerve with quite a few folks – it’s had more responses and ‘twitter-play’ than all my other posts in the past month put together. ūüôā But although there …

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At present, enterprise-architecture is most often used for mid- to larger-sized organisations. Yet what can we learn by applying the same methods at the smallest scale – a one-person organisation and their enterprise? For this series, I’m using my own …

EA in miniature – Part 3: Getting real Read more »

As enterprise-architecture expands outward¬†(see video) to a much broader scope and scale¬†(see video), we’ll need a different kind of anchor for the architecture itself: less on means such as IT or money, more on aims, ends and purpose. In short,¬†a …

RBPEA: A taste for value Read more »

I’ve given up on enterprise-architecture. Why? Several reasons, really. The main one is that, even now,¬†enterprise-architecture still isn’t¬†enterprise architecture¬†– and there are still massive vested-interests against its ever being so. Its literal meaning should be ‘the architecture of the enterprise‘; …

The bucket-list – changing direction Read more »

“Are you the guy who writes books?”, asks the young woman behind me in the cafe. Well, yes, I am – but much as for her, it’s taken me a moment or two to recognise her, and then remember the …

What I do, and why Read more »

Information-technology – what is it? There are so many arguments on this that it’s probably simplest to sidestep the question, and say that¬†information-technology is the technology of information. Kinda straightforward, when we look at it like that. But in which …

IT – it’s about (much) more than just ‘digital-stuff’ Read more »

Okay, I admit it: I’m passionate. I care. To many people, though, it seems that those are considered to be major faults… Yesterday we had what’s called a General Election in Britain – the once-every-few-years opportunity for the populace to …

RBPEA: The other Bolshevism Read more »