Enterra Insights

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd Hayes is the active editor of this blog.

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He Hit Me First

In a very interesting op-ed piece, Harvard professor Daniel Gilbert discusses the psychology behind retribution [“He Who Cast the First Stone Probably Didn’t,” The New York Times, 24 July 2006]. In a

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Multinationals 2.0

Following the publication of my post on IBM CEO Sam Palmisano’s letter to editor of the Financial Times [Globalization and Resilient Enterprises], I was contacted by James M. Pethokoukis of U.S. News

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Security and Privacy

Life is filled with tensions, some good and some not so good. Creative tensions, for example, help generate innovations and those who must deal with them are seldom complacent. One of the

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Compatibility and Connectivity

Yesterday Microsoft announced that its new Vista operating system, which is scheduled to be released next year, will be more competitor friendly. Although this kinder, gentler Microsoft is the result of numerous

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Gallimaufry III

Gallimaufry is a hash made from leftovers. Over the years the term has also come to mean a hodgepodge, hence the title of this post. This is the third in the series

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Corporate Conscience

I have discussed, on several occasions, the importance of public/private partnerships in jumpstarting the development process. One of the reasons that globalization critics resist its inevitably is because historically, corporations have been

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Chickens, Eggs, & Connectivity

Wednesday’s [12 July] Washington Post published an article by Anush Yegyazarian, from PC World, titled “Censorship, Human Rights, and Capitalism.” Yegyazarian talks about the “Global Online Freedom Act of 2006 ( H.R.

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Gallimaufry II

Gallimaufry is a hash made from leftovers. Over the years the term has also come to mean a hodgepodge, hence the title of this post. This is the second of such posts.

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Networked Civilization Revisited

I have continued to ponder about Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam’s article, “Complexity Rising: From Human Beings to Human Civilizations, a Complexity Profile,” especially the attached figure. The second frame of the figure depicts

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Civilizations, Complexity & Resilience

Mark Safranski, the erudite ZenPundit recently blogged about the relationship between civilization resiliency and increased complexity. He draws from the work of Yaneer Bar-Yam, particularly his essay “Complexity Rising: From Human Beings

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