Knowledge Repository

Recently Colabria Action Research was asked to review a relatively new offering in the ‘knowledge repository’ domain. The basic proposition was a SharePoint extension. The intention was to facilitate collaboration, capture organizational procedures and syndicate ‘knowledge’ for all stakeholders. Often there exists utility for ‘Best Practice’ information and content in embedded bureaucracy. Well-established business procedures and…

Enterprise Software Research

How Do Enterprise Buyers Research New Software? Some colleagues have created this nice straw man on enterprise software research. They asked for feedback. Below are suggestions and improvements from Colabria Action Research. Visit “How Do Enterprise Buyers Research New Software?” for the original post. The first question/concern is about this remark in the original post,…

World Technology Summit & Awards

Not going this year due to prior longstanding obligations. However, it is highly recommended! Please bookmark and ‘Share This Post.’    Sample activities: • Jason Pontin, Editor/Publisher, MIT Technology Review on the top 10 technologies of 2013. • David Hanson unveiling the most advanced humanoid robot ever made.  • Ariel Garten launching her thought-controlled computing…

Enterprise Mega-Shifts

The enterprise is undergoing massive, seismic shifts. The last enterprise mega-shifts were in the late 1980s and 1990s. Prior to the 1980s, for most of the 20th Century, businesses were organized functionally. Discrete corporate departments led manufacturing, sales, marketing, human resources and so forth. Well-managed businesses enjoyed equilibrium and steady growth. Enterprise Value Chain Circa…

SNA and Media Studies

A non-exhaustive, ad hoc and noteworthy bibliography on SNA and Media Studies. Prepared by Mathieu O’Neil on SocNet. To make adjustments and updates please visit the open wiki list at Google Sites.   Barnett, G.A., T.L. Jacobson, Y. Choi, & S.L. Sun-Miller (1996) An Examination of the International Telecommunication Network. The Journal of International Communication, 3, 19-43,.…

Nonaka @ Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Part II)

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is the largest b-school in Europe. It was the venue for a lecture by Ikujiro Nonaka. The Wall Street Journal Ranks Professor Ikujiro Nonaka as One of the World’s Most Influential Business Thinkers. Ikujiro Nonaka   This is Part II concerning distributed knowledge leadership and the future…

Ikujiro Nonaka

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is the largest b-school in Europe. It was the venue for a lecture by colleague Ikujiro Nonaka. Colabria Action Research was in Vienna conducting the European Collective Intelligence Summit.    Surprisingly, Nonaka’s essential principles are still foreign to many people. There is also an occasional, oddball challenge to…

Network Boneheads

In 1974 half the incoming freshmen at UC Berkeley flunked a basic English composition test. Other major US universities reported similar failures. One English department head remarked about the matriculates, “Students can’t carry through an idea in writing; they have no idea what a paragraph is; they are unable to string details together in a…

Social Media Failure

It is disappointing to still hear the near-religious advocacy of ‘engineering processes’ for knowledge, knowledge management (KM) and, most recently, social media. All the ridiculous pap on social media processes, metrics and ROI can be summarized by the Great Number 8 of the New York Yankees, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”   Applying engineering…

PPACA Redux

Yesterday Colabria Action Research offered a few principles concerning the failure of the PPACA (ObamaCare) application portfolio. The purpose was to refract and anneal decades of large IT system action/research and share. To the extent possible, and as respected information systems scientists, we leave the politics to pundits and politicians.  “Those who cannot remember the…

PPACA

It should come as no surprise that the PPACA IT subsystems aka ‘ObamaCare’ are challenged. As a leading exponent of IT leadership it is important for Colabria to comment on the PPACA challenges. It is worth noting even the venerable New York Times, a long-time friend of the PPACA, also has its doubts, to wit,…