Cloud Computing
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From Complexity to Simplicity in the Cloud

paulbarsch - March 21, 2012

The inner workings of cloud computing can be quite complex. That’s why the founders of Dropbox are on the right…

Analytics
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Are Public Clouds Complex Environments?

paulbarsch - March 12, 2012

A recent analyst report suggests public clouds are prone to failure because they are inherently complex. However, just because there…

Commentary
951 views

Cruise Ship Captains and Normal Accidents

paulbarsch - January 24, 2012

With the official death toll at eleven and plenty more persons missing in the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster, reports…

Analytics
855 views

The Unintended Consequences of Combining Technology and Speed

paulbarsch - July 21, 2011

Technology is often hailed as innovation vehicle, productivity booster, and enabler of a higher standard of living for all global…

Commentary
867 views

Want Magic? Spill the Secrets of Your Black Box

paulbarsch - July 6, 2011

With the rise of cloud computing, it’s easy to get the impression customers don’t care how a particular process or…

Analytics
707 views

Black Swans Causing a Rethink on Global Supply Chains?

paulbarsch - April 19, 2011

A fair percentage of academicians and corporate supply chain experts agree that running supply chains “lean and mean” with just…

Data Warehousing
835 views

Supply Chain Traceability – What’s in Your T-Shirt?

paulbarsch - October 1, 2010

Does it concern you that cotton from a t-shirt originated in Uzbekistan? You might care if reports are true that…

Uncategorized
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8 Rules for Managing Complexity

MIKE20 - June 13, 2010

At my new client this past week, I faced a familiar question: What’s the right level of complexity? I had…