Engineering Cultures Suck at Product

I laughed out loud this morning as I read a blog from High Scalability that noted “Engineering First Cultures Suck at Product.” The author couldn’t be more right, and it’s about time that this message becomes mainstream. The reason I decided to build 3Pillar from an independent consultancy into a product development specialist in 2009…

CES 2018: Why Your Data is No Longer a Value Proposition

As I recently wrote, the era of IoT as the future has come to an end. Connectivity saturation has arrived and set the expectation for nearly every modern product to be a “connected” product, collecting data about its usage and environment. And this saturation of connectivity has brought about a saturation of data. Nearly every…

CES 2018: IoT is Officially Dead

Take a gander through any technology publication, stop by a technology event, or dive headfirst into a conversation with your average technologist and you’ll undoubtedly trip over a conversation about the Internet of Things. The idea of connecting devices – not just computers, tablets and phones – but an unlimited variety of “things” to the…

The Problem of Ubiquitous Information

In a world where information is readily available and easily accessible, knowledge itself might just be the problem. Patrick Lencioni, one of my favorite authors, speakers and thought leaders, preaches the importance being a “healthy” organization. In doing so, he explains that organizations, by default, tend to focus on being “smart.” He argues that the…

Digital, is Not Digital, is Not Digital

Very few of us would confuse an advertising executive with a film producer. One understands the art of the sale while the other entertains us. Both are tasked with telling a story that captures our imagination. While they both use cameras, actors, and a script, their similarities begin to diverge from there and, when all is…

Why Product Development Services Consolidation is Failing

Over the first half of this year, the Product Development Services (PDS) sector has begun to collide with the digital transformation market. In doing so, we have started to see the initial phases of consolidation within the industry. Unfortunately, the consolidation that’s happening may be pushing the sector — or at least many within it…

Why the Product Services Sector is on the Verge of Irrelevance

Over the past several months the Product Development Services (PDS) sector has begun to head down a consolidation path that is pushing many within the sector towards their ultimate demise. Until recently, the PDS sector has led the revolution of the IT Services space to a large degree. By focusing on the development of software…

Information Age 2.0 and Data Byproducts

Information Age 2.0 is all about creating corporate growth. It’s all about fueling business, the production of revenue and profit from our information assets. It’s about data byproducts and how they can take us to the next level of business.