Michael Platt's WebLog

Computer Engineering

May, 2006

  • SOA vs Web 2.0 continued

    Well the discussion around Web 2.0 and SOA certainly heated up last week. Dion sent me this interesting synopsis: Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: SOA Versus Web 2.0? Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: The web services schism EarlyStageVC...
  • A Crisis in the CIO's office?

    At the Gartner conference the fact that there is little growth in IT budgets and IT must demonstrate value to the business was called out . Kenneth McGee identified 9 actions that CIO's must carry out in the next three years in order to: "continually...
  • Customer Lifecycle, Consumer Lifecycle

    Thinking more about the whole area of consumer lifecycle I have been doing some research and come across the following: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customer_lifetime_value http://www.whartonsp.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=0131428950&rl=1...
  • Enterprise 2.0: Beyond the enterprise

    So after a lot of thought I have come to the conclusion that Dion has really missed the point, along with Andrew McAfee and Nick Carr , about the use of Web 2.0 techniques in the enterprise. What they are describing is just another variation on Knowledge...
  • Strategy Workshops: IT as a Business enabler

    As part of my Web 2.0 / Edge work I have been visiting a number of customers and interestingly enough most are interested in a 1-2 day strategy workshop around IT as a business enabler for the future. I haven't really done anything like this before so...
  • Edge and Push vs Pull Models

    Rereading John Hagel and John Seely Brown's paper - From Push to Pull: Emerging models for mobilizing resources I realised that there is a linkage from their Pull Platform activities of: Find Connect Innovate Reflect and the Edge pillars...
  • Wax Diagram

    Here is a diagram of how I think things hang together post Wax
  • Internet Business Research

    I found an interesting set of whitepapers at http://elab.vanderbilt.edu/research%5Fpapers%2Ehtm on business models on the internet. Alas they dont really cover the newer Ad based models but interesting all the same.
  • WAX

    I attended Wax , the UK version of Spark and very interesting it was too. I had to leave early to catch a plane so had to miss the end of the session but in the morning we discussed drivers, as we did in spark) and got a different set. My group came up...
  • Real life Web 2.0 in the Enterprise

    Well the ongoing discussion about web 2.0 and SOA has been fun but all rather academic. Whilst I like to read tea leaves with the best of them there comes a time when you have to go out and find what people are actually doing so in the last week or so...
  • Push Vs Pull

    This is such a good paper that even though I have blogged about it before I have to bring it up again, especially as I found another one on the same topic which I totally agree with. Here's a quote: The New Economy has changed all of this. With the...
  • Gartner Gets Web 2.0 In the Enterprise

    Gartner really seems to get how Web 2.0 techniques will be used by the enterprise and, surprise surprise, seems to be one of the only ones do does so. As I have blogged before most Web 2.0 watchers such as Dion Hinchcliffe , Andrew Mcafeee , Nicholas...
  • Edge Book

    I am thinking of writing a book about Edge Architecture. This is my proposed table of Contents: Introduction Overview User vs enterprise Consumer to enterprise Web in business Inside Outside Intro to drivers Consistent drivers...
  • FAST and Stragegy Workshops

    I have been thinking a lot more over the whole area of strategy and Strategic Workshops and came across the FAST concept from John Hagel . This is very similar to the workshops I hold with Focus being the first half day on vision, culture and buisness...
  • Real Life Enterprise 2.0

    So what were the architectural lessons I learnt from the customers? Firstly the back office side of things is still a mess, so much for SOA. In fact some people felt that the back end of things was so far behind that there was not even any point in finishing...
  • The EDGE becomes the center

    I have been out speaking to customers and architecting real Web 2.0 Enterprises the last week so haven't been blogging. I have however learnt a lot about the nuts, bolts and issues of architecting Web 2.0 and Edge based systems (e.g. how do you feed ad...
  • User Generated Rich Content: Creation Nets

    Interesting report by John Seely Brown and John Hagel III in this months McKinsey report on Creation Nets which picks up on the Rich Content element of Edge and User Generated content of Web 2.0 .
  • Strategic Planning

    Investigating further into the whole strategic planning area I found a couple of good wikipedia articles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_management http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_planning Looks like I wasnt too far off.
  • Presentation 2.0 in Florida

    I have just got back from what feels like a world tour presenting Edge in London , Oslo , Miami and Ft Lauderdale. It was fun and I learnt a lot but got rather bored with doing powerpoints so on my last engagement to the South Florida Architecture User...
  • Spark Unplugged

    I have been working on a publication to wrap up Spark called "Spark Unplugged" which pulls together all the discussion that came out of Spark. In the process I wrote a introduction: A scant six weeks on from Spark at Las Vegas and it’s truly amazing...