Articles tagged with: Zachman

The Information Age: The Third Wave

Written by John A. Zachman on Friday, 27 November 2015. Posted in Zachman International

The second book Toffler wrote about change is "The Third Wave," and this is my 2nd in a series of three blogs.  In this book he was contrasting the characteristics of the major “Waves” of humanity:

In the Agricultural Wave, the basic discipline of humanity was Farming.

98% of humanity were farmers.

In the Industrial Wave, 2 % of humanity are farmers.

In the Agricultural Wave, there were Rural Communities

In the Industrial Wave, there are Urban Communities

In the Agricultural Wave, natural sources of energy, Wind, Waves, Slaves, etc.

In the Industrial Wave, electric Motors etc., etc.


The Information Age: Future Shock

Written by John A. Zachman on Wednesday, 25 November 2015. Posted in Zachman International

The Information Age

Here is a little context around the Information Age. In the interest of time and space, I will try to be brief but there is a key point I have to make. Having made this observation, I will limit my comments about the Information Age to some well-known works by Alvin Toffler, and I will probably break this blog into three separate parts based on the following, so look for those shortly:

"Future Shock" (1970) - The rate of change.
"The Third Wave" (1980) - The structure of change.
"Powershift" (1990) - The culture of change.
-Alvin Toffler

Alvin Toffler is a well-known name, certainly in the academic community. He is a sociological prognosticator, a futurist, and has written a lot of books. The ones that I refer to above are the ones he wrote that have to do with change.

The Information Revolution

Written by John A. Zachman on Wednesday, 16 September 2015. Posted in Zachman International

Peter Drucker points out that that this is not the first Information Revolution, this is "The NEXT Information Revolution,"(1) the fourth Information Revolution.

“The next information revolution is well underway. But it is not happening where information scientists, information executives, and the information industry in general are looking for it. It is not a revolution in technology, machinery, techniques, software or speed. It is a revolution in CONCEPTS.”

EA Profession vs. Trade

Written by John A. Zachman on Tuesday, 01 September 2015. Posted in Zachman International

I recently ran across some notes I took from a presentation at an IBM SHARE Conference, August 1991 that may shed some light on the idea of Professionalism.

Roger Greer, who at the time was the Dean of the School of Library and Information Management at the University of California (USC), made some observations about a Professionals in contrast with Labor. He defined the Professional Service Cycle as depicted in Figure 1.

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