More isn’t always better

More is always better right? More feedback from clients can help you improve your service.  More money can help you build better products and teams. More data can help you make better decisions.  More resolution can make your photos better. More is always better isn’t it? Well. No. More isn’t always better. Seth Godin recently said … Read more More isn’t always better

Drowning in Data, Starved for Information

In his 1982 book Megatrends, John Naisbitt wrote “We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.” While written over 30 years ago, that line is as very true today…but I might change it a bit to match the current state of affairs. Today, we are drowning in data and starved for information. Every organization … Read more Drowning in Data, Starved for Information

Shadow IT and Information Optimization

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Following up my Data Disconnect and Shadow IT post from yesterday, I wanted to talk about the 2nd area that is often overlooked when people undertake their own Shadow IT initiatives. In my previous post, I talked about the Data Disconnect. That space where the data in your … Read more Shadow IT and Information Optimization

Data Driven…or Data Informed?

I just finished reading Eric T. Peterson’s post titled The Myth of the “Data-Driven” Business. I don’t talk or write much about ‘data’…mostly because I’ve always taken it for granted as something that was always ‘there’.   If the data I needed wasn’t available in an easy to consume format, I’ve always found a way … Read more Data Driven…or Data Informed?

Mining for knowledge in a social word

Image via Wikipedia Last week I published a post titled Mining for Knowledge where I discussed some of the research that I’ve been doing in my doctorate program. One of the favorite lines from the article, and one that resonated with a few others as well. The line was: …converting tacit (i.e., internal) knowledge to explicit (i.e., … Read more Mining for knowledge in a social word

Mining for Knowledge

In my doctoral research, I’ve been researching ways to improve knowledge capture and sharing methods, specifically within project teams but the ideas can be dissemenated around the organization. One of the biggest issues I’ve found while working as a consultant is the amount of knowledge that I walk away with after a project is complete. … Read more Mining for Knowledge