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Business unIntelligence by Dr. Barry Devlin

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CHAPTER 2

The biz-tech ecosystem

 

“The roots of great innovation are never just in the technology itself. They are always in the wider historical context.”

—David Brooks

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.”

—Ellen Glasgow

Why do we choose to do things the way we do them? Because they work? Or because they worked once and we haven’t checked recently if there might be a better way? On a personal level, many of us resist change. Often we have assumptions so old, so deeply embedded that we don’t even give them a thought. In the business environment, change is even more difficult because what works at one time is often baked into the structures and process definitions of the enterprise.

But, change we must. It is the imperative ...

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