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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The Medici Effect

In his very interesting book The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures, Frans Johansson talks about the value of creating a space in which people from

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Plans vs. Planning

While perusing Art Hutchinson’s blog site (Mapping Strategy), I came across a wonderful quote from the late President and 5-star General, Dwight D. Eisenhower: “In preparing for battle, I have always found

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SOA, Resiliency & Consiliency

The blogger Wiggins (Opposed Systems Designs) recently discussed how a Service-Oriented Architecture can improve DoD stability operations using a Development-in-a-Box approach. It contains a nice mention of Enterra Solutions®. Wiggins discusses several

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Wiring Money and Enterprise Resilience

Today’s Washington Post contains an interesting article about how competition has reduced the cost of wiring money from the United States to other countries. Krissah Williams, “Competition Cuts Cost of Wiring Money,”

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Great Article on Service-Oriented Architecture

Yesterday, Tom Barnett, Senior Managing Director at Enterra Solutions®, and I met with Accenture CTO, Donald Rippert. Fortuituously, he had just published an excellent article in the Financial Times. PERSONAL VIEW: “The

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Resilience and Culture, Take Two

Mark Safranski at ZenPundit responds to our post on resilience and organizational culture with these provocative thoughts: …overlapping levels of resilience will be highly beneficial. An organization with a resilient culture will

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Resilience and Organizational Culture

Mark Safranski at ZenPundit is up with a thoughtful post about the organizational attributes that enhance or undermine resilience. This is an important discussion.  While we’re grateful for Mark’s positive comments about

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Resilience Discussions: Quick Takes

Worth noting — several new commentaries on resilience-related themes… Shawn Beilfuss at Asia Logistics Wrap deepens his exploration of Tom Barnett’s Four Flows, Dr. Joseph Cavinato’s Five Supply Chain Architectures, and the

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