So, here's a new set of articles. Although they are not directly about business intelligence, I think they are extremely relevant for information management professionals.
What is technology, and what should technology do for us? These seem simple questions, but try to answer them... the answer that I like best is that technology should augment human capability. But is technology doing that? Or are we as users often more the slave of technology? The typical ERP user would probably not feel technology is making him or her stronger, better or faster. Well, maybe a stronger desire he'd better get out of the door faster at 5pm.
And analytical technologies? Have they made us smarter? Or have we become the slave of planning applications, key performance indicators on scorecards and so forth?
In the first article, I explore what technology really is.
In the second article I am contrasting two major schools of thought on how to design and treat technology. The engineering view and the humanistic view. What view is supported by your IT strategy?
The third and concluding article attempts to speculate on what the role of technology would or could be in the future, using dialectical thinking. With some interesting conclusions!
PS. Want to read more? Check out "Socrates Reloaded"!
Posted October 16, 2012 10:22 AM
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