How to Lose Information

Yes, you will lose your Information! Its easier than you think. Ever save something then not be able to find it again.  In the digital preservation world, we have hit the wall. There is just too much information.  Loss is inevitable.  The question then, is not if, or when, but how much?  And in the …

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Customer Development: Information Assurance

I have recently conducted a handful of customer development interviews in the Information Assurance marketplace and the results have been fascinating.  As you may be aware, customer development is rarely done well. Watching my clients try it, they always go for the jugular and forget why they are there. It is instinctive, I guess. I have …

Relaunching IN_fusion

January 2013, I relaunched my IN_fusion corporate development business again. You may remember, that IN_fusion ran from 1996 through 2002, creating and contributing to many companies during the dot-com bubble around a team of 9 top CEOs and CTOs and our “Market Fusion” Conference series. This time, teaming with Jedd Dunas at Commonwealth Capital, we’re …

Applying Complexity Theory to IT Practices

My friend Clark Hodge posted a note in April 2007 and wanted to share it and my comments as we should keep this discussion live and available online. Clark Hodge – StorageSwitched: Continuing on the complexity theme (see my short previous post)… Michael Peterson of Strategic Research while speaking Storage Networking World had a couple …

Is it Digital Information or is it Data?

We continue to have this debate. Yet, what keeps happening is that those who want to debate it keep forgetting that definitions must have a context. The context that I want to provide definitions for are the information technology, IT, and digital preservation domains. Not for records management, not for knowledge management, not for security. …