New Article Published: The Role of Organizational Maturity in Process Adoption

A new article, with co-author, Rachel Apgar, has been published, here.

When trying to get an organization to adopt a process, such as IT capacity management, the maturity of that organization is a mediating factor that can either limit or contribute to the success of the effort. Regardless of whether you’re implementing an ITIL version of capacity management, a process an author recommends, or a capacity management process of your own design, the maturity of the organization adopting it needs to be kept in mind.


LinkedIn Social Network Visualization

LinkedIn Labs just posted a pretty neat mapping tool that shows you your network. As you can see I have a pretty big set of people (orange) at work and another set of people in Academia (blue) and then friends in between. This isn't much of a surprise, but some of the stray connections between these worlds surprised me. Very quickly I was able to identify a handful of people who I never knew knew each other. It truly is a small world out there.


New Article Published in MeasureIT

MeasureIT has just published an article I wrote, titled "Describing IT Capacity Management: A Call for Action".


IT capacity management has an abundance of literature on best practices and advice, but a paucity of literature describing how its processes practiced. This article is a call for action. It is a call for qualitative and descriptive research inquiries into how IT capacity management processes are implemented and practiced.


New Article Published in Journal of Computer Resource Management

The Journal of Computer Resource Management has just published an article I wrote, called "Can Cloud Storage Providers Mine Your Intellectual Property (and Get Away With It)?". It looks at copyright law, end user license agreements and case history to conclude that, yes, they can do it and get away with it.


"This paper explores the possibilities for data mining practices on intellectual property rights by cloud storage service providers. It examines copyright law, the end user license agreements of three popular cloud storage providers, and case history to draw the conclusion that storage service providers can mine intellectual property and get away with it."


Jeff Jarvis has an interesting idea he calls the 'reverse meter', where you place an emphasis on the value of the relationship with the person who is the 'customer'. An online social marketing friend of mine seemed to think the idea was novel, but that implementation could be complex. As with most things, the devil is in the details.



Rethinking parking

This is an interesting idea for how to use information technology to solve some of the problems associated with parking in cities.

MBA: The Right Price for Parking from Streetfilms on Vimeo.


Sequencing Audio With a Command Line Interface

The folks over at Quotile have created an interesting way of sequencing audio. They made a 32 step sequencer, which at first glance looks like nothing special or new. But, the way you interact with it is through a command line.
I'm more of a visual, tactile, drag-and-drop, kind of guy when it comes to audio production, but this approach interested me. With it you can modify the sequence by scripts, which means that you can make pretty complex changes to the sequence very quickly. The video below shows it in action.