Posts tagged software
Is Software Eating The World's People Too?

If software is eating the world, as Marc Andreesen famously noted in 2011, what does that mean for the world’s people? With companies from AstraZeneca (A to Z in one organization) to Ford to Santander declaring that they are technology companies, what are the implications for their nontechnical employees? Does it mean that humans need to thrive on software and IT if they are going to succeed? I am increasingly thinking that it does, but many humans need help in doing so.

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Who Owns Your Data Exhaust

More than twenty years ago, consultants Stan Davis and Bill Davidson, in the book 2020 Vision, argued that a company’s “information exhaust” could be used to “informationalize” a business and turbocharge its performance. Their primary examples of this phenomenon were information companies—Quotron, TV Guide, TRW, and the like. They did argue, however, that any company in any industry had the potential to be informationalized by its data exhaust.

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