Read What You Write

Unquestionably there is value in the process of writing in itself; previously muddy ideas are clarified and new ideas emerge by bringing them on paper. However, writing is arguably more valuable if what is written is also read (and then, hopefully, refined). Unfortunately, finding readers in our busy and information-saturated world is nothing but easy. … Continue reading Read What You Write

When am I Ready to Start Writing: Preparedness of Knowledge and Style

One of the most crucial prerequisites for writing, in my mind, is preparedness of knowledge and style. Preparedness of knowledge entails that one has sufficient knowledge (or thoughts/ideas) of the topic one wants to write about. This seems pretty self-evident, since, as magical as the process of writing might be, we could never write say … Continue reading When am I Ready to Start Writing: Preparedness of Knowledge and Style

Introducing onedb: Connect Small Data in the Cloud

Data is growing bigger. The increased scale of contemporary applications is often measured in the currencies of terabytes and thousands of transactions per second. An amazing array of tremendous new and old technologies help in dealing with this increased scale: reaching from clouds in various shapes to scalable NoSQL databases and even emerging, asynchronous programming … Continue reading Introducing onedb: Connect Small Data in the Cloud

Innovating on a Dime: Design Science for Small Teams

Disruptive technological innovations often originate from surprisingly small beginnings. Giants of the Internet age such as the omnipresent Google search engine and the Facebook social networking platform have initially been designed and developed by small and independent teams. These examples are attractive to design science researchers in information systems, who desire to deliver new and … Continue reading Innovating on a Dime: Design Science for Small Teams

Work Pattern: Explore, Tag, Collect (ETC)

A work pattern for explorative investigations, which should result in a structured collection, for instance a Literature Review. Step 1: Explore Browse through potential sources for your collection. Possible tools for this are databases, search engines or feed aggregators (eg Google Reader). Step 2: Tag Tag articles or places you think might be of relevance. … Continue reading Work Pattern: Explore, Tag, Collect (ETC)

An analysis of research in computing disciplines

An interesting article appeared in the communications of the ACM comparing the nature of topics in the disciplines computer science (CS), software engineering (SE) and information systems (IS) (Glass, Ramesh, and Vessey, 2004) Topic Categories CS SE IS Examples Problem-Solving Concepts 14.7% 5.9% 5.9% Algorithms, artificial intelligence Computer Concepts 28.7% 10.9% 0.0% Hardware principles, operating … Continue reading An analysis of research in computing disciplines

Paper: Challenges in Knowledge Management

Rohde, M. E., & Sundaram, D. (2010). Challenges in knowledge management. In Proceedings of the 16th Americas Conference on Informaction Systems (AMCIS 2010) . Association for Information Systems. Knowledge management is an ever researched area in the discipline of information systems. Though the terminology mightchange with the waves of fashion, how information systems can support the multiple … Continue reading Paper: Challenges in Knowledge Management