Digital supply chain quality (in 10 slides)

We had a revolution in physical supply chain management in the 20th century, and we’re overdue for one in digital supply chains in the 21st century.

The magical ampersand: Hope is not an integration plan

In a software-defined and virtualised world, who will integrate the complex dynamic systems, and take responsibility for the result? It is unclear if telcos have the skills, but someone else likely does…

How to create a superfit telecoms regulator?

Users are increasingly demanding that broadband services are fit for purpose. How can regulators respond to this, given the industry’s immaturity?

The single most important question to ever ask yourself

All business is founded on trusted and trusting relationships. In order for us to thrive and live in harmony, we need to lovingly orientate ourselves.

Who will crack cloud application access SLAs?

The broadband industry doesn’t have an agreed-upon unit of supply and demand that meaningfully “adds up”. This is rather odd for a service that aspires to be a utility. It is also a barrier to a much-needed transformation from “bit pipes” to “digital supply chain management”.

Announcing digital20: Take back control of your data and identity!

You wouldn’t put your money in a bank that allowed deposits but not withdrawals. So why do you allow it with your most intimate and personal data?

Best of 2017

As is now traditional every year, here is the summary of the newsletters of the past 12 months.

Using the ΔQ calculus to model blockchain scalability

Blockchain is a distributed application whose longevity depends upon it being scalable. How can we know if we’re betting on a winner? Use ∆Q calculus!

The future of everything digital: Gordon Cook interviews Martin Geddes

A maestro of the Internet cognoscenti, Gordon Cook, has interviewed me, a minnow of the Internet commentariat.

∆Q “state of the nation” report Christmas 2017

An update on the current status of the ∆Q ecosystem, and the unfolding quality revolution in networking and cloud.