Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Information Age v Digital Age

In the new knowledge economy the supply of data exponentially increases everyday.  The information age is dead. 

 It came into its own when Guttenburg invented the printing press. 

 And was supplanted by the digital age when Al Gore invented the internet. 

Any end user in any sector can attache him or herself to a fire hose of information that no human being can possibly digest intelligently.  Success in the knowledge economy depends on the ability to provide decision makers with the golden key to the digital data that informs critical decisions, generally just in time.

Until the built industry realizes this BIM will be dumb.  Once the industry grasps the implications of operating and competing in a knowledge economy we'll be off to the races.  

However, too many in the built industry operate in silos that are too deep for them to see the light above.

Also, too many business models in the built industry are built on extracting excess cash from existing waste and inefficiency rather than adding value.  Most stakeholders in the built industry must revamp internal cultural norms before their organizations can compete in the built industry.  

The inability to import and export data on cross-disciplinary basis is a symptom of the cultural decay we must root out and reverse.  But the rot we see is, unfortunately, just the tip of the iceberg.

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution!

James L. Salmon, Esq.
Collaborative Construction
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Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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