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As supply chains become increasingly globalized they continue to share information "one-up/one-down". That's inefficient because as the supply chains lengthen they become more specialized, more fragmented and more unsustainable. Product managers scramble with inventory shortages, "bullwhip effects" and product recalls. There are hopeful signs of change. One is the increasing usage of personal mobile devices by managers and consumers seeking real-time enterprise information about materials and ingredient sources. Another is the push by the major search engines, (Google, Bing, Apple, etc.) for navigational "one answer" search using semantic technologies. Another is found in the emerging standards for interoperable information exchange at the level of key data elements. But enterprise data is a proprietary asset that must be selectively shared to be efficiently shared. Local content-addressable storage connected in the Cloud (Git, CCNx etc) is the final piece of the puzzle for flattening the "bullwhip effect". To overcome the fear factors that keep most enterprise data locked up in data silos, the globally patented Common Point Authoring™ (CPA) system critically provides selective sharing with informational objects verified by their own data.

Comme les chaînes d'approvisionnement deviennent de plus en plus mondialisés, ils continuent à partager des informations "one-up/one-down". C'est inefficace parce que les chaînes d'approvisionnement s'allongent, ils deviennent plus spécialisées, plus fragmenté et moins durable. Les gestionnaires se démènent avec des ruptures de stocks, "effets bullwhip» et les rappels de produits. Il ya des signes encourageants de changement. La première est l'utilisation croissante des appareils mobiles personnels par les gestionnaires et les consommateurs qui cherchent des informations d'entreprise en temps réel sur les matériaux et les sources d'ingrédients. Une autre est la poussée par les principaux moteurs de recherche, (Google, Bing, Apple, etc) pour la navigation recherche "une réponse" à l'aide des technologies sémantiques. Un autre se trouve dans les nouvelles normes pour l'échange d'informations interopérables au niveau des éléments de données clés. Mais données de l'entreprise est un bien propre qui doit être partagée de manière sélective à partager efficacement. Stockage adressable par contenu local connecté au Cloud (Git, CCNx etc) est la dernière pièce du puzzle pour aplatir l'effet «coup de fouet». Pour surmonter les facteurs de peur que de conserver les données plus l'entreprise enfermés dans des silos de données, le système breveté mondialement Common Point Authoring ™ (CPA) prévoit la critique partage sélectif avec des objets informationnels vérifiées par leurs propres données.


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Tim O'Reilly: Why search competition isn't the point

Tim O'Reilly is widely credited within Silicon Valley with coining the term 'Web 2.0'.

He is not a software engineer. He graduated from Harvard in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in the classics.

From the outside looking in, the company he founded, O'Reilly Media, looks like either or both an online publisher of books and conference related materials, or as major conference producer. O'Reilly prefers to describe it as a technology transfer company, "changing the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators."

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O'Reilly maintains a blog he calls O'Reilly Radar and the other day he posted an entry he called Why search competition isn't the point. It happens to include viewpoints I share.

Shared viewpoint #1 -

  • "To focus on search is to miss the big picture. Web 2.0 (or whatever the fullness of the Internet Operating System ends up being called) is far bigger than search .... The key question is what kind of platform we're collectively building. There is strong evidence that the platform that's emerging is more like Linux than it is like Windows. That is, no one player is going to own all the pieces. But that could change if someone owned enough of the pieces that everyone else became dependent on them. So I'd be much more concerned about a single player rolling up unrelated and complementary pieces of the larger internet [operating system] till they owned critical mass in multiple areas than I would be about a single player owning a best of breed application in one area or another." [bold emphasis added]

Shared viewpoint #2 - 

  • "The race is on to own certain classes of core data: location, identity, calendaring of public events, product identifiers and namespaces. In many cases, where there is significant cost to create the data, there may be an opportunity for an Intel Inside style play, with a single source for the data. In others, the winner will be the company that first reaches critical mass via user aggregation, and turns that aggregated data into a system service." [bold emphasis added]

Shared viewpoint #3 -

  • "Google's search dominance will be toppled by a disruptive innovation that changes the game, not by playing catch-up at the same game. The challenges that keep Google on their toes, innovating in search, will come from outside the current system." [bold emphasis added]

From my vantage point, what Tim O'Reilly is talking about is a good 'ol paradigm shift. Paradigm shifts come from 'outside of the box'. When they happen it is as if 'nobody saw it coming'. But, once they happen, 20/20 hindsight reveals that the 'writing was on the wall' well in advance of the shift.

In advance of this paradigm shift, the writing that I see on the wall is simply this:

"Data ownership matters"

 This simple premise is the raison d'etre for The Pardalis Data Ownership Blog.

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