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Operating Systems and the OBASHI Layers
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A question was posed the other day on the OBASHI LinkedIn group:"At what point does a piece of software fall into the Application Layer instead of [Operating] System? I'm busy documenting a bunch of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Wallis Nov 12, 2014.


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Risk, resilience and liability in complex cloud systems

“Just imagine if a major cloud service provider had a ‘Lehman moment’, with everyone’s data there on Friday and gone on Monday...”

That’s what the authors ask us to do on page 2 of “Beyond data breaches: global interconnections of cyber risk”.

It appears that some users of the Dedoose cloud-based application don’t need to use their imagination. Dedoose enables…


Posted on June 12, 2014 at 15:39

Walkin' Dog Blues

Never mind the mutually beneficial relationship created over thousands of years.

Never mind them guarding you and yours.

Never mind their ability to recognise human emotions.

Never mind their ability to sense ill health and disease.

Never mind the crazy, funny stuff they do.

Never mind you not taking exercise.

Never mind you burning a bit more fossil fuel.

Never mind the risks to…


Posted on May 23, 2014 at 7:46

Data flow disasters and the world’s ‘bumpy ride’

“More data flow disasters are inevitable – which means, because we as individuals are ever more reliant on flows of data to live our lives, some of us are going to share that pain.

So don’t get comfortable...strap yourselves in.  It’s going to be a bumpy ride.”

A couple of years ago I argued in “IT and the Steam Boiler”, that a lengthy…


Posted on January 30, 2014 at 5:31

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on data flow

Throughout history understanding various flows has been critical to the successful implementation of new technologies and subsequent economic development.  As we state in Chapter 3 of The OBASHI Methodology:

“...Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution an understanding of flow – firstly flows of water, then steam, then electricity, then oil, petroleum and components – has been…


Posted on December 19, 2013 at 8:15

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At 10:54 on March 4, 2011, Fergus Cloughley said…
Good news on the software development Paul.
At 9:29 on September 7, 2010, STEVEN PEARSON said…
#OBASHI presentation well received at Petroleum Data Conf yesterday http://ow.ly/2AmYc Invited back today to present again #mdm #dataquality

tell me if the links come thru ok

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