Brooks’ Law

The global praxis ecosystem of Colabria Action Research is inhabited by recognized authorities on large IT system design, development and deployments. Commentary on very large enterprise and consumer systems helps refract, anneal and share decades of hands-on experience and executive leadership. Today’s lesson is on Brooks’ Law and large-scale government IT & systems failure. To…

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Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially. IoT will impact all dimensions of business, education, government, military and civil society. IoT propels Colabria’s traditional action/research initiatives and enterprise advisory activities. At Colabria we recently completed a confidential, multi-year research study of Enterprise IoT. (It’s why things have been so quiet.) The sponsors were CIOs…

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Distributed Collaboration Summit

Collaborative Strategies Introduces First Ever Distributed Collaboration Summit Conference Promises to Deliver Latest Insights Into Collaboration and Distributed Teams in the New Workplace SAN MATEO, CALIF. (Sept. 11, 2014) — Research firm Collaboration Strategies, Inc. will bring together industry leaders at its inaugural Distributed Collaboration Summit (DCS), Jan. 15 and 16, 2015. The two-day conference…

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Graph Visualization with Linkurious

Monday, July 21, 2014 6:30 PM Graph Visualization with Linkurious ThoughtWorks 315 Montgomery 16th Floor San Francisco, CA Registration Required Sébastien Heymann, CEO of Linkurious, is coming to SF and will be presenting to our local meetup group! Linkurious helps make sense of graph data through a simple web-based interface and uses Neo4j to offer…

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Graph Connect

Graph Databases store data using nodes, edges and properties.   They are an elegant and efficient way to create, read, update and delete information. Colabria Action Research forecast graph database will have a major impact on The Social Enterprise. To learn more please join this vendor un-conference in San Francisco, New York or London. Register…

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Enterprise Ecology

In the traditional commercial enterprise there are three basic sets of management techniques. They are organizations, assets, and processes. If you work in a modern enterprise it’s very likely you are responsible for one or more these methods. A relatively new and very important newcomer to the enterprise mix is graph technology. More and more…

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SciCast

George Mason University launched today, Jan. 10, 2014, the largest and most advanced science and technology prediction market in the world: SciCast. The federally funded research project aims to improve the accuracy of science and technology forecasts. The idea is that collective wisdom from diverse, informed opinions can provide more accurate predictions than individual forecasters,…

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Colabria Testimonials

Written Colabria Testimonials are among the best way communities and networks validate. Unlike “TED/TEDx” Colabria Action Research’s middle name is not ‘entertainment;’  it’s ACTION. That’s why Colabria and its social networks are widely acknowledged as leaders.  Here is a modest sample of Colabria Testimonials concerning your global Action/Research Clusters.  “Thank you for putting this cluster…

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Codified CoPs Are Harmful

Conventional, online communities of practice (CoP), with the de rigueur ‘best practices’ (?) are often highly counterproductive. Galaxies of codified information hurt productivity, innovation, growth, prosperity and organizational effectiveness (OE). Codified CoPs are harmful. Beware of best practice bullies. Overzealous subject-matter experts (SMEs), with their rose-colored glasses, set out to codify their methods, techniques and tools in elaborate…

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Crowdsourcing Anarchy

Someone asked, “Can social media and crowdsourcing help government activities?” This is a good question but the predicate is wrong. In fact, much of what government does is unnecessary. Doing the WRONG things faster or better or even with collective intelligence is still wrong. “We are being ruined by the best efforts of people who…

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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…

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Apollo 8 or When Sally Met Networks

A network orientation to business is an enormous paradigm shift. Mastery of business ecosystems though precise, empirical network intelligence and comprehensive network analytics is akin to Apollo 8 seeing the earthrise from the moon for the first time.   It changes everything. What Apollo 8 did for humanity is show that the Earth is a…

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Complex Interactions

As the enterprise continues the social reorientation of work and its headlong flight to network logic a new mindset is required. Among the most critical is the transformation from transactions to complex interactions. Transactions to Interactions Processes to Networks  This transformation can be difficult. It’s probably more challenging than the seismic shift in the 1980s…

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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…

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Enterprise Tribes

A close and respected mid-Atlantic region colleague, concerned about political machinations, mass shootings and government shutdown, said, in so many words, they were concerned and fed up with ‘tribalism.’ Quite to the contrary, it is important to fundamentally reject the pejorative use of tribalism. It’s offensive. Tribalism is healthy foundation that creates human prosperity, growth, sustainability,…

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Knowledge Inventories

The dubious notion of ‘knowledge inventories’ has somehow crept back from the dead. It happens every few years. Beware. Creating ‘knowledge inventories’ is utter nonsense. It has been tried for decades, by very clever people, and gets nowhere. There have been, and will always be, spectacular failures. The problem is the  Newtonian model of analytic…

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