Kyield Enterprise Description Converted to StratML

I just wanted to point to a nice conversion of our Kyield Enterprise description to Strategy Markup Language (StratML); an XML vocabulary and schema for strategic plans. The work was performed without solicitation over the weekend by Owen Ambur, Chair AIIM StratML & Co-Chair Emeritus xml.gov. The human readable version (styled) of Kyield Enterprise in StratML can… Read More

Web site update: Ten industry sectors

Just a quick note today as I wanted to share a new section of our web site that briefly describes sectors of our economy that our research suggests would be well matched to Kyield enterprise. These ten sectors will be expanded to twelve in the near future with more detail on each, but we’ve had to restrict our published use cases due to the competitive nature of our industry and use of the Web. We will continue to develop specific use cases for clients in each industry to help them understand the functionality, value, and assess needs. Read More

Future of BI in the Organization

We enjoyed a pleasant surprise this week in the form of a new Forrester report that named Kyield as one of the interviews. The topic and content was certainly appropriate for introducing Kyield to Forrester clients—Future of BI: Top Ten Business Intelligence Predictions for 2012, by Boris Evelson and Anjali Yakkundi with Stephen Powers and Shannon Coyne. –I have reviewed the brief paper, finding that I am in substantial agreement with the direction and predictions so I recommend the product. The accuracy of any prediction is of course dependent upon many variables, however, so I wanted to follow up and share a few additional thoughts. Read More

Strategic IT Alignment in 2012: Leverage Semantics and Avoid the Caretaker

A very interesting development occurred on the way to the neural network economy: The interests of the software vendor and the customer diverged, circled back and then collided, leaving many executives stunned and confused.

The business model in the early years of software was relatively simple. Whether an individual or enterprise, if the customer didn’t adopt the proprietary standard that provided interoperability, the customer was left behind and couldn’t compete. This was a no brainer—we all adopted. By winning the proprietary standard in any given software segment, market leaders were able to deliver amazing improvements in productivity at relatively low cost while maintaining some of the highest profit margins in the history of business. This model worked remarkably well for a generation, but as is often the case technology evolved more rapidly than business models and incumbent cultures could adapt, so incumbents relied on lock-in tactics to protect the corporation, profit, jobs, and in some cases perhaps national trade……. Read More

Historians will view 2012 as the inflection point for the semantic enterprise

While one can question my sanity for attempting to educate markets on the free and open Web (we have many times)—‘tis the season to be jolly’, fearless, or perhaps both, so in the spirit of the holidays let’s polish off the predictive analytics in the neural network we call the human brain and make a prediction: <> Hindsight will prove 2012 to have been the inflection point for the semantic enterprise,
representing a generational change at the confluence of information technology and organizational management.
Never underestimate the power of good will.

Happy Holidays and best in 2012! Read More

Kyield is seeking select organizations to partner on enterprise prototype

We are now seeking clients to work in a collaborative manner to develop and test a fully functional prototype of our patented enterprise platform during 2012.

For a small group well-matched organizations, we are prepared to offer very attractive benefits: Read More

Interview with Jenny Zaino at Semanticweb.com

Just wanted to share this interview and article with Jenny Zaino over at Semanticweb.com on my recent patent and related IP. A detailed paper on this topic is nearing completion and will post a brief and description in the next Read More

From the trenches: on tech analysts and software patents

On analyzing technology and software patents…..One of the most destructive messages our culture broadcasts is that anything that cannot be reduced to 140 characters shouldn’t move forward. If that were true, most important technology companies wouldn’t exist……. Many large software companies, software developers, venture capitalists, and academics have publicly denounced intellectual property rights for software and processes. While each of the common arguments have valid points, and I do believe we need foundational reform in IP, part of which is reflected in Kyield, I see a much higher probability of technical innovation providing solutions to these challenges than our current political system. Read More