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Going on about tech - why IT is its own worst enemy

Most businesses today rely on information technology and flows of data to perform. So why do many people in IT feel that the IT function does not get the respect it deserves?

 

After all, where would the world be without IT? Trillions of currency in the form of data flow around the banking industry’s IT networks every year. In manufacturing, IT systems monitor and control the flows of highly dangerous substances through huge…
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Added by Paul Wallis on August 19, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments

Data flow joins the dots in the business

A couple of weeks ago I was doing battle with a mountain of post when my daughter called to me to tell her a bedtime story.

 

“Here's a quick one. An oyster went to a disco and pulled a muscle”, was my reply as I got up to go and see her.

 

“No Dad,” she said in that disparaging tone that she uses on a regular basis when addressing me, “My English teacher says a story should have a beginning, middle and an end. That was just a beginning and an…
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Added by Paul Wallis on August 19, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

Public Sector IT and the big picture

Socitm is the UK membership association for all ICT professionals working in Local Authorities and the Public and Third Sectors and suppliers to those sectors.

 

The organisation takes the view that the real-term cut of 15.75% in UK public sector IT budgets since 2008 demonstrates that ‘that senior management does not always believe in IT's ability to deliver wider cost savings.’

 

Martin Greenwood, Insight programme manager is…

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Added by Fergus Cloughley on August 18, 2010 at 21:30 — No Comments

OBASHI - business clarity in IT Projects

Over on silicon.com, the “Naked CIO” expresses his frustration about there being no “universally applied method for calculating project benefits.”

He critically compares the practices and attitudes towards IT projects of the accounts/finance, marketing and IT functions and argues that,…



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Added by Fergus Cloughley on August 18, 2010 at 21:30 — No Comments

‘Go with the flow man’ and other water cooler conversation starters

As you may know here at OBASHI we believe that understanding data flow is vital if you want to improve how your business works. We’d love to think it was our idea but quite a few people grasped the ‘importance of understanding flow’ concept before us. For example:…

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Added by The Pebble on August 18, 2010 at 7:00 — No Comments

OBASHI’s favourite blogs

Here are links to some of the bloggers who are high up on the OBASHI reader list. If you work in business and IT you will hopefully find the debates they stimulate interesting.

 

In no particular order:

 

 

The IT Skeptic Rob Englund is an IT consultant…

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Added by The Pebble on August 18, 2010 at 6:30 — No Comments

Clear communication: OBASHI and business change

Kathleen Hall of Computer Weekly wrote two related articles on the 6th August. One about an IT…

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Added by The Pebble on August 18, 2010 at 6:26 — No Comments

The Bluffer’s guide to the OBASHI Methodology

The OBASHI Methodology is a powerful new way for you to create business clarity. It…

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Added by The Pebble on August 18, 2010 at 6:18 — No Comments

The OBASHI Methodology: what does it do then?



“Seeing the big picture” is vital to making the right strategic decisions.…

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Added by The Pebble on August 18, 2010 at 6:09 — No Comments

5 things about OBASHI

Our methodology is based on five key principles. One of these is that IT exists for one reason: to support the flow of data between business assets…

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Added by The Pebble on August 18, 2010 at 6:00 — No Comments

How OBASHI helps different roles in the business

When we discuss OBASHI with companies we visit we are often asked, “OK...it SOUNDS good but how does OBASHI help ME? What does it do for someone with my responsibilities?”

On that basis we thought it made sense to devote a page in the manual to listing some of the questions that OBASHI can help you with depending on your role, in the organisation.

Here are just some examples, one for each…

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Added by The Pebble on August 18, 2010 at 5:30 — No Comments

Two speed data flows on the internet?

A couple of years ago while tackling the issue of Cloud Computing on my old blog I argued that:…

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Added by The Pebble on August 18, 2010 at 5:05 — No Comments

Project failure? Business clarity matters more than size

Mike Krigsman who blogs at IT Project Failures posed an interesting question the other day, ‘Do large projects really fail more…

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Added by The Pebble on August 18, 2010 at 4:27 — No Comments

UK CIOs and CTOs who blog or tweet

While we were researching the UK corporate market we thought…

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Added by The Pebble on August 17, 2010 at 4:00 — No Comments

OBASHI and the importance of understanding dataflow

During the recent Atmosphere 2010 conference Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, stated that:

Between the birth of the world and 2003, there were five exabytes of information created. We [now] create five exabytes every two days. See why it’s so painful to operate in information markets?”…
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Added by Paul Wallis on August 16, 2010 at 2:00 — No Comments

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