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Picture Source: Wikipedia In previous posts I classified Customers, e.g. Customers Typology: The Social.  In other posts I classified Consultants e.g. Consultants Typology: The Consultant who Knows Everything. In this post series I will try to classify Managers. Why should I post about Captive Manager if I already wrote about The Captive Customer and about The Captive Customer who Knows Everything? There are similarities between a Captive Customer and a Captive Manager, but they are not identical.  The following real Case Study would clarify the differences.   Tale of two Managers Two Senior IT Managers were working for a large customer of mine. The first Manager was a Microsoft's Captive Customer. Whenever he had to chose a Microsoft's  product vs. another vendor's product he automatically selected Microsoft's product.  If you read my post The Captive Customer, you understand ... (more)

The Illusion of Static Enterprise Architecture

I recently read a post by ZapThink's analyst Jason Bloomberg titled: Continuous Business Transformation: At the Center of ZapThink 2020 According to that post the permanence of change drives how we run our organizations,but it is against our human quest for stability. As far as Enterprise Architecture is concerned, he notes that the To-Be Architecture organizations trying to move to from current As-Is Architecture is a moving target: There will never be a stable Enterprise Architecture. I do agree that Architecture is dynamic in nature, however we should look more deeply at the c... (more)

Your Private Data is Unforgettable

On June 14th I attended the Israeli Wikipedia Academy 2010 conference in Tel-Aviv University. The interesting conference focused on Wikipedia and Wiki technology usage in Academic context and schools. Most of the presentations focused on Wiki or Wikipedia research, usage and projects. The main theme repeating in most presentations was that Wiki based Collaboration and Participation changes the Game's Rules. However, in some contexts changing the rules is very useful, while in other contexts the usefulness is questionable. Changing the rules implies new challenges to all process... (more)

Internet of Things Is a Revolution | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Technology Predictions for 2015: Trivial, Over Estimated and Interesting It is an annual ritual: predictions for next year. After a year, two years or 5 years you discover that some of the predictions were right, some were wrong and nobody is sure if other predictions were right or wrong. 2015 is not an exception.  Recently I read two article  about IDC's predictions. The two articles describe the same predictions. The articles phrase differently the same predictions.  I will refer to the first article titled: IDC's top ten predictions for 2015.   However, the first article omitte... (more)

Ulitzer and Leading Cloud Computing Experts

I published a link to my post "Choosing a SOA Consultant" in Ulitzer. Ulitzer is a "new media" site. The site provides a portal like page for every author. You can look at my page as an example. Each article's page includes related articles. For example "Choosing a SOA Consultant" page includes the article Anatomy of a Cloud Consultant - What Defines A "Cloud Expert?, written by Reuven Cohen, a leading Cloud Computing expert. The interesting article demonstrates deep understanding of Cloud Computing and I do agree with most of the ideas expressed in it. However, I have different... (more)