Big Data Needs Thick Data Article from Ethnography Matters

Big Data can have enormous appeal. Who wants to be thought of as a small thinker when there is an opportunity to go BIG? The positivistic bias in favor of Big Data (a term often used to describe the quantitative data that is produced through analysis of enormous datasets) as...

 

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Digital Architecture leads to “Intelligent” Platforms Article by Tony Edwards

Technology trends in upstream oil and gas exploration and production provide the potential for operators to improve recovery, optimize production, and drive operational efficiencies. Already, many operators are benefiting from the predictive intelligence capabilities inherent in digital network architectures for instrumentation, valves, and controls.  In offshore platform environments, the...

 

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Collaborative Environments are Key Article by Tony Edwards

With today’s focus on unmanning or minimal manning and decreasing operational costs for remote offshore platforms, the use of “collaborative environments” ensures that operational issues can be solved with real-time information. Collaboration centres make the best use of scarce resources by creating an operations hub where experts from a...

 

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It’s Not Just the Technology By Tony Edwards

Clearly Integrated Operations (IO) is not just about technology.  The most significant change that has taken place is in the way companies are organized in order to maximise the value from having this real-time data and information. Many businesses see this as a technology-enabled transformation programme, whereby the way...

 

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Generation Touch Will Redraw Consumer Tech Article from TechCrunch

Ten years ago, young adults and those in their late teens were among the fastest and earliest adopters of new social networks — Friendster, Myspace, and ultimately Facebook — and many other products that define us today. So we should be looking to today’s generation, who people often refer...

 

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Changing Times Article by Tony Edwards

The times they are definitely a-changing.  Walk into any major operator in Houston, Aberdeen, or Stavanger and you cannot fail to notice that people are working differently and using state-of-the-art technology to produce oil and gas more efficiently. Offices are just not like they used to be. So what...

 

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Stackholm Syndrome Article from Gigaom

I don’t think I’m alone in observing a strange phenomenon that is going on these days with IT. I call it Stackholm Syndrome. Sufferers are IT professionals who feel trapped by their software stack vendors – but have grown so accustomed to their bondage that they feel lost without them. ...

 

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The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails Article by Forbes

Dec 2012 – Forbes / The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails Over the years, I’ve observed just about every type of leadership development program on the planet. And the sad thing is, most of them don’t even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to do – build...

 

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Leveraging Information for Group Decision Making CISR Briefing

April 2012 – Center for Information Systems Research / Working Smarter: Leveraging information for group decision making Anne Quaadgras, MIT Center for Information Systems Research and Tony Edwards, Director, Stepchange Global In a highly digitized world, making distributed group decisions quickly and effectively is increasingly important, as digitized information...

 

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