I am a list writer. Milk, cheese, bread, beer. I inherited this trait from my mother. She has lists for her lists, well almost.
I learnt a new word recently, prosumption. It means the consumption of something by the person who also produced it. Smart companies are realising that prosumption is also a solution to their business operations these days.
Computers are consistent, people are not. Business process management delivers reliable, repeatable and sustainable results.
A year ago, I was in a taxi heading to Heathrow for the long haul from London back to Sydney. Not a London black cab, mind you. Taking one of those down the motorway feels like riding a Dyson in Nascar. It was a Volkswagen minicab with a wily driver.
I think everyone has seen and read the story about using drones to deliver your shopping. And it is not an April fool’s day prank. It looks real enough. The Jetsons have arrived.
The European Spreadsheet Risk Interest Group (EUSPRIG) (no, really!) maintains a list of spreadsheet horror stories and when you have plenty of time on your hands you might like to browse through their extensive list of corporate fails.
Last week I had a meeting with an IT management team and they introduced me to a lovely word. “This is currently a handraulic process,” said the CIO. Meaning of course, they do it by hand: manually, with ink and paper and spreadsheet and email.
I have posted a number of blogs exploring how to describe what XMPro is. But I tend to continue to be dissatisfied with my explanations. Sometimes the answers you are looking for are so close they could bite.