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    "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Its not often that Leonardo da Vinci is quoted in a business journal, but its probably also rare that these words carry such relevance. Investing in Effectiveness is one of the tips in the article. What this refers to is the agility challenge. This is...
  • Blog Post: Intelligent Insight on PerformancePoint : The road to business/IT alignment

    Kudos to Ben Tamblyn for discovering this. Business/IT Alignment is such an old (the article references all the way back to the 60's) problem that its almost unbelievable that it still isn't happening. That's not to say it never happens, but we shouldn't still be talking about it. Ben's world is...
  • Blog Post: What is this thing you call BPI?

    Good question. A Business Productivity Infrastructure is a surprisingly difficult thing to define. Right now we look at it as a convergence of what were previously deemed discrete applications/capabilities into a common platform. In Microsoft's terms these are Search, BI, Collaboration, Enterprise...