Recent article by professors Karim Lakhani and Marco Iansiti on the Harvard Business Review, “Digital Ubiquity: How Connection, Sensors and Data are Revolutionizing Business”, gave me the opportunity for interesting insights and considerations.
Digital technology evolution and the development of modern “Internet of Things” devices are introducing huge transformative effects within social inter-relationships and its business models. These effects can not be ignored if we want to perceive – with the right clarity and meaning – the innovation process that inevitably comes with it.
The three fundamental properties of digital technology…
The pressure of the post-modernism is establishing its bases on our general lack of ability to overcome a number of dualisms that have become ingrained in the modern way of thinking. This is mainly due to the strong influence of past centuries’ scientific “Reductionism”, which postulated that any system – to be understood – had to be reduced to its minimum component elements.
However, a so defined system is a “closed” system, which does not interact with the surrounding environment and it can exist (not always) only in a reality-isolated laboratory. The logic of “Complexity”, instead, takes into account the “open” systems and all the interconnections and influences of the system itself with the world around it, in every physical, social, psychological and symbolic aspect…
The Big Data phenomenon has reached a reality that is often baffling to the amount of information to be managed, and what for us today is called “Big” it will not be anymore in 5 years, from where it will be necessary to coin other terminologies and corresponding analysis technologies .
The scientific and technological world is thus in ferment in a general rush towards finding the most appropriate tools to get the answers to these extensive masses of data. Big Data represents a paradigm shift: from the Society of network and connection the approach is increasingly leaning towards information and database….
Some days ago I moved to Aberdeen, Scotland, and I’m still experiencing some issues with my Internet connection, so I’m not yet able to come back to work on packaging stuff as usual.
So please, have some patience, I’ll be right back soon 🙂
Well, I’ve found the answer 🙂
(To be continued…)
I have two nice news to tell you today!
- Nautilus Pastebin has been entered Debian’s unstable archive (PTS page).
- Yesterday morning I opened my mailbox and the first email began with the following:
Congratulations! This e-mail confirms that Canonical would like to offer you sponsorship in the form of accommodation and travel to the Ubuntu Developers Summit in Dallas for the Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx release – http://wiki.ubuntu.com/UDS
I can’t describe what I feel, I just want to thank Canonical for giving me this opportunity.