Risk, resilience and liability in complex cloud systems

“Just imagine if a major cloud service provider had a ‘Lehman moment’, with everyone’s data there on Friday and gone on Monday…” That’s what the authors ask us to do on page 2 of “Beyond data breaches: global interconnections of cyber risk”. It appears that some...

Walkin’ Dog Blues

Never mind the mutually beneficial relationship created over thousands of years. Never mind them guarding you and yours. Never mind their ability to recognise human emotions. Never mind their ability to sense ill health and disease. Never mind the crazy, funny stuff...

Business lessons from a 19th century railroad manager

Marketer Seth Godin: “Without a doubt, the ability to connect the dots is rare, prized and valuable. Connecting dots, solving the problem that hasn’t been solved before, seeing the pattern before it is made obvious, is more essential than ever before.” Back in...

Data flow disasters and the world’s ‘bumpy ride’

“More data flow disasters are inevitable – which means, because we as individuals are ever more reliant on flows of data to live our lives, some of us are going to share that pain. So don’t get comfortable…strap yourselves in.  It’s going to be a bumpy ride.” A...

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on data flow

Throughout history understanding various flows has been critical to the successful implementation of new technologies and subsequent economic development.  As we state in Chapter 3 of The OBASHI Methodology: “…Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution an...