Today was the opening day for the main TechEd conference. From what I heard most people
found the opening speech from Anne
Kirah interesting but not technical enough. This ‘division’ between the technology
community and the general public is always of interest to me. We saw it recently with
the Telstra FTTN debate, the mainstream press could not comprehend how FTTN was any
different from copper. I find the lack of depth in the articles bizarre because I
am sure these people are researching, writing and submitting their stories over the
internet. Anyway I was confronted again by this gap in a Biztalk session
at TechEd this afternoon (see picture to the right).
It was an interesting session, however it was quite poorly attended. Upon watching
the session I think I realise why! It was revealed to me when they talked about the Business
Scorecard Manager. There is a problem with the software/management interface (sure,
like I am the first to say it). It is all well and good to provide nice clear graphs
to management, but there are some obvious problems:
Now of course there are some companies where these statements may not hold true, but
So what is the solution then? Software that ‘learns’ how the business works by itself?