See things clearly
Over at Forbes.com, Dan Woods argues that,
“In every dimension, CIOs are facing an increased pace of change at the same time they are losing control over the computing environment. The number of assets they must manage is exploding. Consumerization, virtualization, cloud computing, software as a service, mobility are all increasing the complexity of the job of managing IT by orders of magnitude.”
In “The Coming Crisis of IT Management”, he…Continue
Added by Paul Wallis on January 20, 2012 at 1:30 — No Comments
Chateau Margaux 1983 is one of the many things I love about France.
My wife lived in France for a while so I’ve picked up her appreciation of the culture, food and language.
The French have a great way with language; they seem to find a way to say in a word that which takes a sentence in English. “Impasse” is one. I hate that word. I get a constant feeling of déjà vu (see what I mean) every time I hear it. It reminds me of a million meetings I was involved in…Continue
Added by Paul Wallis on November 23, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Paul Wallis on August 25, 2011 at 14:20 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Fergus Cloughley on August 19, 2011 at 12:56 — No Comments
I often daydream about the day a Hollywood executive approaches me to make a movie about the global phenomenon that OBASHI has become, and I always envisage a “Star Wars – esque” introduction: "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...."
The reality though is slightly less romantic. OBASHI was born in the Scottish Oil & Gas Industry about 11 years ago (although my wife assures me it seems longer......much longer.)
My colleague Paul Wallis and I met at…Continue
Added by Fergus Cloughley on April 20, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments
The flow of traffic along Scotland's busiest motorway, the M8, ground to halt this week as exceptionally harsh winter conditions caught many drivers, and some transport authorities, unprepared. Peoples day-to-day lives have been severely disrupted and businesses have lost trade and money.
Yesterday I was stuck in a minor traffic jam which formed when cars were diverted from the M8 to nearby minor roads. As we…
Added by Fergus Cloughley on December 10, 2010 at 14:18 — No Comments
The flow of water into my house was interrupted the other day. One of the water pipes decided it had had enough of what is the coldest start to the UK winter in decades. Luckily, the burst happened outside rather than inside the house, so there wasn't too much damage.
But it meant an unscheduled trip to a nearby supermarket, which I hadn't used before. After filling my basket with a few bits and pieces, I approached one of the self-checkout machines and began scanning…
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Appendix B of The OBASHI Methodology,“How OBASHI fits with MSP”, explains how OBASHI can help you with the Managing Successful Programmes process. Below are some excerpts from…Continue
Added by Fergus Cloughley on September 15, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments
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Appendix D of The OBASHI Methodology, “How OBASHI fits with ITIL”, explains how OBASHI can help you with Service…Continue
Added by Paul Wallis on September 6, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments
The business world continues to grow in complexity. Until we can see how data flows through and between businesses, the frequency and severity of IT-related problems like these will grow:…
Added by Paul Wallis on August 25, 2010 at 7:30 — No Comments
OBASHI is a way of thinking that will help you get a clear picture of how your business works. Below is a short extract from the OBASHI Methodology manual, if you would like to read the extract as it appears in the manual, here is a pdf.
"Chapter 3 – OBASHI and Digital Flow
Added by Fergus Cloughley on August 22, 2010 at 23:30 — No Comments
The OBASHI Methodology is a powerful new way for you to create business clarity. It…Continue
Added by The Pebble on August 18, 2010 at 6:18 — No Comments
“Seeing the big picture” is vital to making the right strategic decisions.…Continue
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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…Continue
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