Archives for July 2012
This week on active information, I offer some observations on the Pew Big Data report in the context of one of my top projects: evolving business-technology architecture and practices to accommodate continuous change. (a.k.a. change-friendly)
My change-friendly tenets:
- You can’t change what you can’t see (Visibility)
- Context is king (Context)
- Not every change is the right change (Correctness)
- Delay is the enemy of change (Responsiveness)
The post teaser: “Big data ushers in a new era of visibility, for good and evil. But, visibility without timely, intended action, isnt all that big.”
My latest active information post highlights Bechtel’s case study on implementing an API strategy to satisfy the needs of data consumers without all the heaviness of the current, data creation focused, applications.
It’s a great case, covering the use of APIs at Bechtel, the business and technology drivers, the benefits, the underlying technology, challenges and future plans.