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August 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Zombies, dataflows and the CxO career apocalypse

Zombies and oil refineries really don’t mix well.


So it was with some alarm that I awoke abruptly last Sunday morning and heard nearby the chuckling voice of my teenage daughter, “Dad....dad....there’s a zombie massacre down at Ineos...can we go and watch?”


My first thought was that my old boss must have let Health & Safety slip a little, and that his job might be at stake.  Then I remembered Brad Pitt was in the district, filming “World War Z” close to…


Added by Paul Wallis on August 25, 2011 at 14:20 — No Comments

OBASHI – Future thinking about business and IT

This week marks the first anniversary of OBASHI Think, so its a good excuse for a recap – and to highlight what we think are some of our key posts!


A quick birthday reminder - OBASHI is a “new standard” way of thinking about how a business works and is available as a methodology, a professional accreditation and software.


With OBASHI you see the business in only two views:  Business and IT…


Added by Fergus Cloughley on August 19, 2011 at 12:56 — No Comments


Somebody asked the other day what the difference was between OBASHI and UML. Here’s our answer.


While OBASHI wasn’t created to compete with UML there are areas where the two methods overlap, and in these areas it’s interesting to explore the different emphasis of the two methods, in capturing and portraying information.


First, a bit of background on ‘Unified Modeling Language’ (UML).


UML is usually adopted by technical IT professionals,…


Added by Paul Wallis on August 17, 2011 at 22:22 — No Comments

Clarity in government IT projects

It’s a bad sign for the IT industry when the leader of a country is answering questions in its parliament about an IT project.


Following the publication of a scathing report by the Public Accounts Committee of MPs (PAC), UK Prime Minister David Cameron told the House of Commons he was “very concerned” about the outcome of world’s biggest civil IT project, the…


Added by Fergus Cloughley on August 10, 2011 at 11:42 — No Comments

OBASHI likes

This is the first in an occasional series of “OBASHI Likes” posts, where we highlight the thoughts of others who have recently made us think about aspects of business and IT from an interesting perspective.


We may agree with all, some, or occasionally none of what each writer says, but whichever is the case, we think their ideas are worth thinking about.


In alphabetical order:



Added by Fergus Cloughley on August 3, 2011 at 2:47 — No Comments

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