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.


Open or Closed

David Brooks’ column in today’s New York Times [“Changing Bedfellows”] summarizes the philosophical tension he believes polarizes modern American politics. He eschews the labels “liberal” and “conservative,” believing they no longer adequately

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Globalization and Resilient Enterprises

On Monday, the chairman and CEO of IBM, Samuel Palmisano wrote an interesting letter to the editor of the Financial Times [“Multinationals have been superseded,” 12 June 2006]. Palmisano didn’t exactly deliver

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The Energy Challenge

The New York Times has been running a series of articles on energy and the challenges the world is having trying to meet demands. The reason that energy is a topic in

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Gallimaufry I

Gallimaufry is a hash made from leftovers. Over the years the term has also come to mean a hodgepodge. Occasionally I want to be able to address a hodgepodge of items that

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Network Resiliency — Good or Bad?

The always interesting Mark Safranski (ZenPundit) posted an interesting discussion yesterday on the resiliency of networks. Safranski pointed to MSNBC’s ScienceDaily site, which reported on research conducted by University of Michigan physics

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Resiliency and the Environment

In the commercial world, I preach that a resilient enterprise is agile and adaptable. It moves faster and more effectively than its competition. It responds to threats with more speed and greater

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Out of Africa

There are several items in the news today that raise the issue of stability and development in Africa. The first big story is the takeover of Mogadishu, Somalia, by the Islamic Courts

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Protecting Critical Infrastructure

The latest issue of C4ISR: The Journal of Net-Centric Warfare (June 2006) contains an article entitled “Mission Possible” by Peter Gross, the CEO/CTO at EYP Mission Critical Facilities Inc. that discusses the

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Pattern Recognizers and Solution Simplifiers

Thanks to Critt Jarvis (Connecting in Conversation) and Mark Safranski (Zenpundit) for initiating a very interesting discussion on network resiliency and how cognition relates to it. Safranski references a blog about neurolearning

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Business & Culture

Lots has been written about culture in the age of globalization. Commentaries range from Samuel Huntington’s warnings that the Latinization of America will be its downfall to laments that globalization will so

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