The importance of being courageous in IT; balancing between strategy and responsive delivery

Disclaimer – this doesn’t really describe a single organisation that I have worked at – it’s a collective summary of my experience of working in IT (and that of present and former colleagues) working in medium and large sized organisations. Also the core message probably applies to many other business areas and not just IT […]

MDM, EA, KM – Too much IT terminology & Acronyms?!

Those of us in the IT profession (or Information Management as one colleage recently suggested as an alternative*) don’t do ourselves many favours when it comes to using complex terminology and also expecting business people to understand and embrace IT best practises… Whilst adopting concepts/practises such as Enterprise Architecture (EA), Data Governance, Information Management (IM), […]

I should be in Copenhagen but instead some tales (and video) from Snowy Berkshire!

Thought it might be worth posting about the Big Freeze, seeing as we seem to have been hit quite badly here in my Village (just north of Newbury near J13 of the M4)… I’ve taken some photos and videos: Update – I’ve now embeded some of them – note that they were shot in HD […]

Online Communities could provide a data source for Artificial Intelligence?

Heres a random thought pattern I had today – could Internet content one day be used a massive database for Artificial intelligence? Sure Google search or Wikipedia could provide facts etc but what about tagging friends on Facebook? In the future could a computer based system start to identify who people are in real life […]