Hmmm, the number one #cloudcomputing tweet (linkless!?) talks about quantum cloud computing. How can we have quantum cloud computing when we're not entirely comfortable with regular cloud computing? Oh well, click here if you want to read about quantum computers.
Here's a link that describes Lewin's theories. It's sort of what I thought it was. Once change is implemented, you put it in a bottle. Replicate! Amazing that we're talking about applying concepts dreamed up the 30s to today's to the change management today.
Well, we always have a ways to go, don't we. That's life. I am not sure I agree with the analogy. Borders are political in nature and whether they are opened or closed is up to the bureaucrats. However, the cloud and the Internet -- like railroads -- put enormous pressure on decision-makers to open them up. Let's face it: few politicians have a world view....quite the opposite with many of them.
Do I think the cloud will have the same impact as the railroads? No. Railroads launched the industrial revolution and opened the west here in the U.S. More than 150 years after their inception, they still play central roles in the world's transportation infrastructure. The cloud as with all things in technology will come and go in a much shorter span of time...or will morph into something else.
Maybe the cloud will be supplanted by something called "blue sky."
Since the first of the year, I’ve been giving a presentation on embracing technical trends for organizations – what strategists need to think about to address the needs of their organizations. At the end of the material, I include a summary of takeaway points. Since I haven’t posted anything to this site for a while, I thought I’d share them and see what kind of reaction develops:
This week I was working on a presentation for the ISSIP Service Futures SIG titled: Service Futures and Drivers of Change. Part of the presentation included a discussion of megatrends – the industry independent trends that will shape our lives in the future and their effect on business decision making.
Last month, I attended the MIT CIO Symposium focused on the transformational CIO. At the event I ran into John Dodge (of this site). John said I hadn’t posted much recently so I thought I’d pass along a brief summary of the panels I attended:
I was in a discussion the other day about the state of automation and IT. We started talking using a quadrant chart (much favored by consulting organizations today), that had an axis for data and one for process that looked something like this.
Yesterday, we kicked off a Service Futures SIG within the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP), where we plan to focus on issues like this and its effect on organizations and their change management activities. The biggest trends are thoroughly discussed in the trade press, but we're trying to understand these issues earlier and from a more diverse set of perspectives.