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The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The Foundation index, measures the fast moving advances in technology performance and adoption, as well as the shifts of global public policy that are reducing the barriers to entry and movement. This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.

The connected enterprise adoption curve

Harold Jarche

Mental models, behaviours and formal systems remain stubbornly resistant to change. But it’s those pesky “mental models, behaviours and formal systems” that still stand in your way of becoming an open, connected enterprise. These are the early adopters. [First.]

Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt

Martijn Linssen

and Social are about humans, people, change management, radical organisation change, and, in the end, about tools And, on the field of Integration, the theme of adopt versus adapt has always played the most significant role in my working life. Do we adopt the industry standards?

Design Principles for Complex, Unpredictable, People Oriented Systems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, they do not work so well when dealing with highly complex systems with fast changing, interacting components, where it is much less clear what is going on in the present, let alone how things will evolve into the future. What do we mean by applying design principles to complex, unpredictable, people oriented systems and problems? But the mechanisms to increase robustness will in turn make the system considerably more complex.

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Grand Unified Theory of Service Design, Systems Design, and Organization Design

Adaptive Path

Jeff Sussna is an internationally-recognized systems thinker and IT expert, combining engineering expertise with an ability to bridge business, creative, and technical perspectives. The other thing is, I think a lot about the relationship between designing and operating systems and designing and operating organizations. This is where organizational design and system design really become inseparable. And our systems get better and better as we go.

Real Profitability Part II: classical System Integrators

Martijn Linssen

Still, the quest continues, and this post contains the same calculations for the classical system integrators: Accenture, Capgemini, Logica and Atos Origin. For now, I think youll just feel bad for the poor system integrators - or at least their employees? Business or Pleasure? -

Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) for Managing Course Assets

Tony Karrer

They also handle asset management, but I really have not been seeing the kind of large scale adoption of LCMS products for that purpose. In fact, because content management is now so ubiquitous in almost all social networking systems (including Microsoft SharePoint), many companies are finding ways to leverage these tools to help aid content development. Without an eLearning Strategy defined and the specific objectives defined, then you can’t possibly figure out the right systems.

ICTs in Higher Education Systems of Arab States: Promises and Effective Practices - A Summary Report

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Jemni presented the ALECSO smart learning framework, which adopted a four-prong strategy: to promote cloud computing, mobile applications, open educational resources, and open online courses.

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

You can find all sorts of interesting resources via eLearning Learning around Adoption. Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. adoption Facilitating Adoption of Web 2.0

The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Tuesday, 28 December 2010 The False Promise of "Adopt now, and all will adapt" Its the most widespread lie across IT. Vendors and system integrators are great at tailor-making a companys IT to the needs they deem fit. Business or Pleasure? -

The Future of High-Performance Work Systems – Towards Meaningful Work

Luis Suarez

Let The Next Adventure Begin – The What Next (The System of Me)

Luis Suarez

A system of me , Luis Suarez, a.k.a. Before I go on and explain what I mean with that system of me, please do allow me to share a story over here that would help explain why I am choosing those words carefully in terms of what I will be doing next. Well, that’s where the system of me idea kicks in. Social Business Enablement and Adoption / Adaptation (Including IBM Connections). Unleashing the system of w e!

What’s the Value of Blockchain?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Blockchain has the potential to transform our economic and social systems, but such a transformation is still many years away. Lest we forget, TCP/IP , - the communications protocol that defines the Internet to this day, - was first adopted in the mid-1980s.

Becoming a Data-Driven Business: Challenges and Opportunities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Similarly, the full impact of automobiles was not felt until the mid-20th century with the rise of suburbs, the Interstate Highway system, and the motels, restaurants and gas stations that sprung up all around them. In short, these systems are trained rather than programmed.”.

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Digital Twin: Bringing the Physical and Digital Worlds Closer Together

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A Digital Twin is essentially a computerized companion to a real-world entity, be it an industrial physical asset like a jet engine, an individual’s health profile, or a highly complex system like a city. A few weeks ago I first learned about a relatively new concept - Digital Twin.

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Systems Metabolic Engineering — “Advances in synthetic biology, systems biology, and evolutionary engineering mean that the list of building block chemicals that can be manufactured better and more cheaply by using plants rather than fossil fuels is growing every year.”.

The Evolution of the Internet of Very Smart Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

These systems were optimized for simplicity and flexibility, and their graphical user interfaces led to many innovative applications, including the new web-based applications in the 1990s.

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The (Uneven) Digitization of the US Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Digital innovation, adoption, and usage are evolving at a supercharged pace across the US economy,” notes the report in its opening paragraph. “As Digital technologies are all around us, - increasingly ubiquitous and commoditized. But, are they a major source of competitive differentiation

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The Continuing, Transformative Impact of IT

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Until recently, they have been slow to adopt Web-based platforms, big data analytics, and other IT innovations. IT-enabled systems can deliver health-care services more efficiently on the scale required to support an aging population with multiple chronic problems.

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Business or Pleasure? - why not both: Integration: your place or.

Martijn Linssen

Adopt vs adapt Adopt versus adapt is the central theme in Integration. For the last 15 years, its been the central question in my working life: who will adopt, and who will have to adapt? Subscribe Top Posts Generations, Social and Enterprise: adopt vs adapt Enterprise 2.0:

The Economic Potential of The Internet of Things

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead, IoT should be viewed through the lens of so-called settings , - the physical environments in which these various systems and applications are deployed, - which better captures the overall value created for all parties in each setting, - e.g., companies, government, consumers and workers.

Open Innovation 2.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Their scientists and engineers came up with a variety of technology breakthroughs and inventions, including the transistor, the laser, the UNIX operating system, the personal computer, DRAM, disk drives, relational data bases and many more.

Intervention Design: Overcoming Stiff Resistance to a New, Disruptive Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It’s much harder to appreciate the value of design when applied to user experiences, customer service, systems, organizations, and similar soft , ethereal entities. The September issue of the Harvard Business Review features a spotlight on The Evolution of Design Thinking.

The Transformative Power of Cloud Computing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

E arly cloud adopters were mostly focused on improving the economics of IT, giving them the ability to expand their current offerings without major investments in additional IT infrastructure.

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I'm sorry, you're just not incompetent enough to get it

Martijn Linssen

Incompetence is the driver for all the systems around us. Your political system ? Your religious system ? The same broadcast system where you never get to ask questions, and even if you do, you'll get vague answers at best. Your work system ?

The Internet, Blockchain, and the Evolution of Foundational Innovations

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Contracts, transactions, and the records of them are among the defining structures in our economic, legal, and political systems. Blockchain has the potential to transform our economic and social systems. It has the potential to become the system of record for all transactions.

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Artificial Intelligence Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Smart Systems Society and Culture Technology and Strategy

The Datafication of Business and Society

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But digitalization , - its companion concept which captures the impact of the digital revolution on the economy and society, - has been in use since computers were widely adopted around 60 years ago.

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The Future of Financial Services

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given its intangible character, it’s not surprising that advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) have in turn led to advances in the way we deal with money and payments, as well as with identity, trust and other key attributes of a well-functioning financial system.

The Complex Nature of Cloud-based Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A recent McKinsey study on Cloud and Innovation observed that “The problem in many cases is that adopting cloud technologies is an IT initiative, which means that cloud solutions are all around improving IT and IT productivity.

The Evolution of Design Thinking

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

But, it’s considerably harder to appreciate its importance when it comes to more abstract entities like systems, services, information and organizations. As a result, people-centric systems are changing all the time, making them intrinsically emergent or unpredictable. .

Are Smart Cities Empty Hype?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Just about every aspect of human endeavor is part of the mix of cities, and they all interact with each other leading to a highly dynamic system of systems. Highly complex systems need time to evolve. .

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Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Don't Bother If The Words Are.

Bob Sutton

The Observer | Business | You could be a genius - if only you had a good system. A Cool Old Study » Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow.   I wanted to know if the reward and prestige systems already supported the rule, and if not, how they were going to change things.  Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Adopting The No Asshole Rule: Dont Bother If The Words Are Hollow : Comments. Bob Sutton.

Adoption Ideas

Tony Karrer

Embrace Chaos This reminds me a bit of the adoption trick of letting everyone know how chaotic things are going to be when the new system rolls out. Make it half a solution or a partial solution or a flexible solution so that it can be adopted in ways that work for the individuals who have to do it. Great article from Harvard Business.org - (via Big Dog, Little Dog ).

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The article told the story about Google’s adoption of an AI first strategy , and in particular, its use of deep machine learning to dramatically improve Google Translate , one of its more popular online services.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Systems impact : “The breadth and depth of these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.”. Complex Systems Economic Issues Innovation Management and Leadership Political Issues Society and Culture

Design Thinking and the Workplace Experience

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Instead, for the past few years there’s been a puzzling discrepancy in technology adoption between individuals and organizations. Complex Systems Economic Issues Education and Talent Innovation Management and Leadership Services Innovation Technology and Strategy

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The Blockchain and Open Innovation

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Until the early 1990s, it was quite difficult to get different IT systems to talk to each other. Just sending an e-mail across two different applications from two different vendors was quite a chore, as was sharing information across disparate systems.

Automation and Employment in the 21st Century

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The costs of developing and deploying these solutions will affect the business case for adoption. Even when automation makes business sense, regulatory and social acceptance will affect the rate of adoption.

The Slow, Steady March Towards Digital Money

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

As in previous years, the Symposium convened a group of leaders in their field to explore the state of adoption of digital money and its economic and societal impacts around the world. . Digital money adoption is a slow changing, long haul commitment. .