Category Archives: Reading List

Reading List: OASIS Reference Architecture Foundation for SOA

It is reasonable to suggest that the art of designing digital services, such as systems of engagement, would quickly progress to defining IT services, and that would quickly progress to integrating systems of engagement to systems of record, and that would quickly progress to Services Oriented Architecture. A paper worth reading is the OASIS Reference… Read More »

Reading List: Ginni Rometty and Alejandro Valenzuela, CEO of Banorte

Sometimes something happens inside IBM that I really enjoy, treasure and want to refer back to.  I blog about these things so that I don’t lose track of them and to make them available to others, even it is only my IBM colleagues. Here is the link where Ginni Rometty speaks with Alejandro Valenzuela, CEO… Read More »

Reading List: HBR – The New Patterns of Innovation

I just read a reprint of the Harvard Business Review article “The New Patterns of Innovation” Jan-Feb 2014 (Sorry, I don’t have a link). They make note of the difficulties existing businesses face in generating new business models with the traditional methods: Competency based – entering new markets with core competencies or assets Customer focused… Read More »

Reading List: Deloitte. Banking Disrupted – How technology is threatening the traditional European retail banking model

In Deloitte. Banking Disrupted – How technology is threatening the traditional European retail banking model: Deloitte observes that both sides of banks’ balance sheets are threatened by the securities markets. This includes bonds, positions in commercial real estate, and the new peer-to-peer lending services.

Reading List: ZAPTHINK’s Vision for Enterprise IT in 2020

I am keen on the convergence I see between technology, design and art.  So I enjoyed looking at ZAPTHINK’s Vision for Enterprise IT in 2020.  I recommend that you give it a download. I have modest knowledge on (or advice about) the companies sponsoring this poster.  I think of it like a football game–I drink… Read More »

Reading List: Business Model Generation

I highly recommend the book Business Model Generation by Alex Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, and many other contributors.  If you search for “business model” on my blog you will find many references to this book. This book, among other things such as Stephen Fry’s Changes to Computer Thinking, inspired me to take up sketching!  The book… Read More »