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.


Broadband Bound

In a world where connectivity is a good predictor of success, Americans have good reason to be concerned about how quickly (or how slowly) the country’s broadband connections are being made. The

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An Electoral Lesson in Resilience

I don’t normally comment on politics since this is a corporate rather than personal blog. This election, however, strikes me as being all about resilience. Political pundits from both sides of the

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Newspapers and Resiliency

If you’re living in the United States and reading this blog, I encourage you to vote today. We celebrate when we see massive turnouts in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Congo

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Intellipedia: Connecting the Dots

Last week John Negroponte, Director of National Intelligence, announced “Intellipedia,” a system that will allow analysts and other officials to collaboratively add and edit content on U.S. Government’s classified intelligence network (Intelink

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China and Africa

During the Cold War, Africa became a surrogate battleground for the U.S. and Soviet Union. Arms flooded the Dark Continent and civil conflicts were the norm. Many of those weapons continue to

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Bots and Network Security

As many Typepad bloggers are aware, last May the Typepad site underwent a new and serious kind of attack. The details of the attack have recently been published in Wired magazine [“Attack

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The Future of Computing

As a technologist who heads a company developing state-of-the-art software and processes, I’m always interested in the latest developments in the field of computing. For years, computer “science” received a wary glance

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Peace & Development in Uganda

The world is certainly experiencing its share of troubles and the international community’s timidity has been exposed in places like the Darfur region of Sudan. Another area that has suffered a tremendous

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A Time for Trust

In his latest column, Sebastian Mallaby discusses the issue of trust [“The Decline of Trust,” Washington Post, 30 October 2006]. He begins his remarks recalling that in 1995 Francis Fukuyama published a

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"Virtually" no escape

In an earlier post [Connecting America & China], I discussed a massive multiplayer online (MMO) game called World of Warcraft that is making nearly a billion dollars annually for its U.S. developer,

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Americans Discover the Global Commute

One of the reasons that America became great was that it attracted bright, energetic people from around the world. They often came here to get an education and then stayed to make

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Fed Chairman & Bank Regulations

Federal Reserve Board Chairman, Ben Bernanke, has weighed in on the side of those interested in reducing regulatory burdens for U.S banks. Bernanke made his views known in prepared remarks before two

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