This is a great book for anyone that wants to understand the impact of the rise of India and China on world economy.
I like chapters 4-5 in this book.
Chapter 4, discusses the role of India as software development center.
I especially like chapter 5 titled “Disassembly Line” that presents new manufacturing model that big companies break up their manufacturing process to fragments that can be built by the most cost effective manufacturing workforce with China as the main destination.
This week marks one of the most important milestones for ECM industry: release of Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) draft standard to OASIS organization.
EMC, IBM, Microsoft along with Alfresco, Open Text, Oracle, and SAP have been working together on definition of CMIS since 2006.
I do believe that this standard is as big as SQL standard and its adoption will propel ECM industry growth to the next level. I have captured my CMIS thoughts on YouTube. You can also checkout the following:
·Mark Gilbert from Gartner has been quoted at Gartner annual Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit this week as saying "This is one of the most interesting things I've seen in my 15 years as an analyst,"
Content management industry has been missing a common protocol and model that is shared among all the ECM systems and that is what CMIS specification has been designed to address. Several online sources provide very good coverage on technology behind CMIS. Here are some of my suggestions:
·David Choy YouTube Videos on CMIS technology: Part 1 and Part 2
The spec has been released. The OASIS body now starts its process and we (ECM Industry) will be all behind this effort.
I want to thank the following three key individuals behind CMIS:
·Al Brown from IBM Content Management group,
·David Choy from EMC Content Management and Archival group,
·And Ethan Gur-esh from Microsoft SharePoint group.
These three have been the leaders for CMIS specification effort. Without their effort and due diligence, CMIS would not have been realized. They have organized all CMIS meetings, activities, multitude of draft specifications, documentations, workshop efforts that went behind the scene for CMIS to be released this week.They are the three unsung heroes for ECM industry.
On Sept 3-4 2008, I attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) event called Innovation 100 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. I was part of group of about hundred attendees from US, Europe, Japan, Israel, and United Kingdom. Attendees included leading professionals from public and private companies, academic institutions, government organizations, non-profit organizations, innovation experts, and 50 Chief Technology Officers/Chief Strategy Officers from several major industries. This event focused on several key innovation topics including: geographic innovation clusters, innovation talent and collaborative innovation models. Each topic was presented and brainstormed on potential areas of direction over the next several years.
We discussed success criteria and measures that shape an innovation cluster including some of the leading clusters including: Silicon Valley, USA; Bangalore, India; Haifa, Israel; and others. We brainstormed on growth dynamics that each one of these clusters is facing today and potential areas of future changes.
Several forms of collaborative innovation models were presented including:
·traditional corporate research and advanced development collaborating with their customers/partner ecosystem
·Crowd sourcing model – innovation is primarily owned by an entity but jointly developed with their customer/partner ecosystem.
·Mob sourcing model – innovation is owned 50/50 between an entity and it’s ecosystem
·Open sourcing model – innovation ownership is community-shared.
With these collaborative innovation models, we brainstormed on IP rights strategy, incentive models, technology and governance models, and cultural environment needed to support these models.
This was a very exciting event. It was also great to be with several of my colleagues including Mark Lewis from EMC (my boss), Geoffrey Moore author of “Crossing the Chasm”, Andre Andonian from McKinsey Consulting, and Anna Lee Saxonian from UC Berkeley, Dean of School of Information.
World Economic Forum will be publishing an eBook that will be the result of this Summit sometimes next few months. Stay tuned…..