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Posts from Date:   2010-7

Business lacks Science

by Mike Rollings  |  July 26, 2010

I was listening to BBC radio on my way to the airport Sunday for my flight to San Diego and Catalyst. The story was about the invention of the clinical trial by James Lind. While serving as surgeon on the HMS Salisbury Lind conducted experiments with the crew that was suffering from scurry. He noticed […]

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Altered States: When IT Cannot Deliver

by Mike Rollings  |  July 14, 2010

What alternative causes and actions should an organization consider when business demand has exceeded IT’s capability to deliver? The first reaction that many organizations have to “IT cannot deliver” is to think about it as a production problem.  Businesspeople react by engaging outside resources and the IT organization reacts by squeezing out more staff productivity.  […]

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Applying Simple Rules without End

by Mike Rollings  |  July 8, 2010

Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules… which are repeated without end.  Benoit Mandelbrot I picked up this quote from a recent presentation by Benoit Mandelbrot.  Mandelbrot, of course, is the father of fractal geometry.  He used this statement to illustrate that the amazing variety within nature is an expression of a very simple building […]

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