I'm Stephen F. DeAngelis, a technology and supply chain sector entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in building, financing and operating technology and manufacturing companies. I founded Enterra Solutions, LLC, in 2003 to address the global complexity challenges of corporations and governmental agencies through the effective use of artificial intelligence and patented best practices. Read more about Stephen F. DeAngelis

In this blog, I discuss issues about the effects of globalization on business and government with a focus on supply chain management, innovation, and technology. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about Enterprise Resilience Managementâ„  and the new organizational environment.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog. Read more about Bradd C. Hayes

Globalization and Resilient Enterprises

June 14, 2006

On Monday, the chairman and CEO of IBM, Samuel Palmisano wrote an interesting letter to the editor of the Financial … Continued

Why Regulatory Compliance Remains Important

June 13, 2006

The latest shady business practice to have the bright light of the press shined on it is selectively backdating when … Continued

The Energy Challenge

June 12, 2006

The New York Times has been running a series of articles on energy and the challenges the world is having … Continued

Gallimaufry I

June 9, 2006

Gallimaufry is a hash made from leftovers. Over the years the term has also come to mean a hodgepodge. Occasionally … Continued

Network Resiliency — Good or Bad?

June 8, 2006

The always interesting Mark Safranski (ZenPundit) posted an interesting discussion yesterday on the resiliency of networks. Safranski pointed to MSNBC’s … Continued

Resiliency and the Environment

June 7, 2006

In the commercial world, I preach that a resilient enterprise is agile and adaptable. It moves faster and more effectively … Continued

Out of Africa

June 6, 2006

There are several items in the news today that raise the issue of stability and development in Africa. The first … Continued

The Flip Side of the Dell Computers Model

June 5, 2006

Recently I discussed an article about how Dell Computers is opening mall stores in Texas and New Jersey where its … Continued

Protecting Critical Infrastructure

June 2, 2006

The latest issue of C4ISR: The Journal of Net-Centric Warfare (June 2006) contains an article entitled "Mission Possible" by Peter … Continued

Pattern Recognizers and Solution Simplifiers

June 1, 2006

Thanks to Critt Jarvis (Connecting in Conversation) and Mark Safranski (Zenpundit) for initiating a very interesting discussion on network resiliency … Continued

Business & Culture

May 31, 2006

Lots has been written about culture in the age of globalization. Commentaries range from Samuel Huntington’s warnings that the Latinization … Continued

Dell Computers and the art of Resilience

May 30, 2006

Today’s Washington Post, contained an interesting article about Dell Computer’s attempt to become resilient. The article focused on Dell Computer’s … Continued

DoD Reform and Congressional Recalcitrance

May 26, 2006

Two articles in the most recent issue of Defense News caught my eye. The first was a short essay by … Continued

Man versus Machine

May 25, 2006

The immigration debate is raging, both in Congress and in communities across the country. On one side are the xenophobes … Continued

Human Error and Information Security

May 24, 2006

I’m a big believer in rule set automation as a way of reducing human errors when it comes to performing … Continued

Optimism and Standards

May 23, 2006

Last weekend’s Financial Times contained two interesting articles that highlighted the possibilities and dangers of advancing globalization. Occasionally, as Tom … Continued

SOX: The Ante for Business in the 21st Century

May 22, 2006

Jared Diamond, in his fascinating book Guns, Germs and Steel (Vintage, 1998), explored how the establishment of initial conditions can … Continued

Self-organizing Rule Sets

May 19, 2006

One of the things that attracted me to Tom Barnett’s work was his understanding of the importance of rule sets. … Continued

The Medici Effect

May 18, 2006

In his very interesting book The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures, Frans Johansson … Continued

Plans vs. Planning

May 17, 2006

While perusing Art Hutchinson’s blog site (Mapping Strategy), I came across a wonderful quote from the late President and 5-star … Continued

SOA, Resiliency & Consiliency

May 16, 2006

The blogger Wiggins (Opposed Systems Designs) recently discussed how a Service-Oriented Architecture can improve DoD stability operations using a Development-in-a-Box … Continued

Institution Building vs Nation Building: The Debate Goes On

May 15, 2006

Tom Barnett and I have been spending a lot time recently explaining our concept of Development-in-the-Box to anyone who would … Continued

Wiring Money and Enterprise Resilience

May 12, 2006

Today’s Washington Post contains an interesting article about how competition has reduced the cost of wiring money from the United … Continued

Great Article on Service-Oriented Architecture

May 11, 2006

Yesterday, Enterra’s Senior Managing Director, Tom Barnett, and I met with Accenture CTO, Donald Rippert. Fortuituously, he had just published … Continued

Resilience and Culture, Take Two

May 8, 2006

Mark Safranski at ZenPundit responds to our post on resilience and organizational culture with these provocative thoughts: …overlapping levels of … Continued

Resilience and Organizational Culture

May 5, 2006

Mark Safranski at ZenPundit is up with a thoughtful post about the organizational attributes that enhance or undermine resilience. This … Continued

Resilience, Technology and Human Workflow: Enterra’s Doug Todd in SOA Web Services Journal

May 2, 2006

We describe Enterprise Resilience Management as a new enterprise architecture — one that integrates people, process, technology and data, and … Continued

Moving Forward on Development in a Box: Tom Barnett’s Update

April 27, 2006

We would not want you to conclude that conversations about Development in a Box are taking place only online.  Tom … Continued

Resilience Discussions: Quick Takes

April 26, 2006

Worth noting — several new commentaries on resilience-related themes… Shawn Beilfuss at Asia Logistics Wrap deepens his exploration of Tom … Continued

Global Guerrillas on Raytheon: Resilience, Platforms and Collaboration

April 24, 2006

The discussion about Development in a Box — and the larger Enterprise Resilience Management framework — continues to evolve.  One … Continued

Still More on Development in a Box: Asia Logistics Wrap Makes the Connections

April 20, 2006

We’re continuing to catch up with the ongoing dialogue about Development in a Box and need to point to this … Continued

The Development in a Box Discussion: Two Commentators Who Get it

April 18, 2006

I’ve already mentioned that my article on Development in a Box at Tech Central Station provoked some negative commentary — … Continued

More on Modularity: Pitt and Sarbanes-Oxley Reform

April 14, 2006

No sooner do we begin to explore the concept of modularity than an example presents itself — in yesterday’s Wall … Continued

ZenPundit and Art Hutchinson: Resilience and Modularity

April 11, 2006

Mark at ZenPundit expands on his recent comments about our Development in a Box article with these thoughts about resilience … Continued

Resilience and the Complexity Gap: Snapshots From The Wall Street Journal

April 10, 2006

When we describe the need for Enterprise Resilience Management, we often speak about the Complexity Gap — the gap between … Continued

Resilience, Trust and Assurance: An Introduction

April 7, 2006

We’ve written before — and will again — about the role of Enterprise Resilience Management in establishing trust and assurance … Continued

Complexity Again: Andrew Sullivan on Tom Barnett

April 6, 2006

Leading blogger Andrew Sullivan has this to say about this post by my colleague, Enterra Solutions Senior Managing Director Tom … Continued

More on Development in a Box: Resilience, Responsiveness and Flexibility

April 6, 2006

Reaction to the Tech Central Station article on Development in a Box has been quite good.  Thanks to Mark at … Continued

About Enterprise Resilience Management: A Welcome to Tech Central Station Readers

April 5, 2006

If you’ve found this blog as a result of my Tech Central Station article, welcome! A few words of introduction … Continued

Development in a Box: Exploring Resilience and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, at Tech Central Station

April 5, 2006

Enterprise Resilience Management is a framework that can be applied at a variety of scales — from a single function … Continued

Logistics, Connectivity, and Security

March 31, 2006

Tom Barnett points to a long and thoughtful post by Shawn Beilfuss on the role of logistics in stabilizing Gap … Continued

Networks and Public Health: Seeds of Resilience

March 30, 2006

Worth reading: a thoughtful omnibus post by Bruno Giussani, reporting on several developments and viewpoints at the intersection of IT … Continued

A Different Take on Resilience: Mallaby on American Business Culture

March 28, 2006

Dan Drezner cites this provocative take about the basis for American competitiveness in the era of globalization — by Sebastian … Continued

Hutchinson on Terrorism: Unpredictability, Again

March 27, 2006

Art Hutchinson returns to the theme of unpredictability, this time in the context of terrorism: Terrorism is fundamentally not a … Continued

Businesspundit on the Value of Experts

March 24, 2006

Businesspundit raises doubts about the wisdom of crowds and speaks in favor of the wisdom of experts. Provocative comments, very … Continued

Net-Centric Resilience: Serving Information to the Warfighter

March 21, 2006

Defense Tech provides an overview of an Army Times article on the U.S. Army’s CALL (Center for Army Lessons Learned) … Continued

Why Process Is Essential: James Pinkerton at TCS Daily

March 20, 2006

James Pinkerton writes, in the first installment of a two-part article at Tech Central Station’s TCS Daily, that we pay … Continued

Avian Flu, Continuity, Resilience: The New York Times and Jeff Jarvis

March 17, 2006

The New York Times reported yesterday on the potential impact of Avian Flu on business ("Is Business Ready for a … Continued

Trust and Assurance Update

March 16, 2006

Dave Chesebrough, President of The Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI) writes at The Net-Centric Dialog about the persistent and growing … Continued

Art Hutchinson on Avian Flu: Predictability, Positive Action and Resilience

March 15, 2006

Interesting comments by Art Hutchinson about Avian Flu.  Reacting to recent news reports and to the Wyoming Pandemic Flu Summit, … Continued

Resilience, Decentralization, Security: John Robb in Fast Company

March 14, 2006

There’s growing recognition that we need resilience — and that networked, adaptive systems are the way to achieve it.  The … Continued

Energy and Resilience: Yergin in Foreign Affairs

March 10, 2006

Daniel Yergin, chairman of CERA (Cambridge Energy Research Associates), is the author of "Ensuring Energy Security," an extensive article just … Continued

ZenPundit on Mazarr

March 9, 2006

As promised, ZenPundit is up with a balanced critique of Mazarr’s article ("Extremism, Terror, and the Future of Conflict," Policy … Continued

Mazarr: “Extremism, Terror, and the Future of Conflict”

March 8, 2006

Commentary is underway in the blogosphere about this extremely complex article — "Extremism, Terror, and the Future of Conflict," by … Continued

Upcoming on Defense Tech: Real-World Net-Centricity

March 7, 2006

Defense Tech announces an upcoming story on how network-centric warfare technologies are performing in the real world (scroll down to … Continued

SOX, Innovation, and Resilience

March 6, 2006

Bob Greifeld, President and CEO of NASDAQ, argues today in the Wall Street Journal op-ed ("It’s Time To Pull Up … Continued

Avian Flu: A Resilient Response

March 3, 2006

Today, more commentary in The New York Times that helps make the case for resilience.  Kendall Hoyt writes about the … Continued

Stability, Resilience, and Democratic Values

March 2, 2006

Robert D. Kaplan, writing in The Washington Post, is right and wrong at the same time: Globalization and other dynamic … Continued

Mardi Gras: Resilience and Culture

March 2, 2006

As we’ve pointed out before, here and here, for example, culture is a critical element of resilience.  Resilience is the … Continued

Iraq, The Grid, and Resilience

March 2, 2006

Good commentary in today’s New York Times by Glenn Zorpette of IEEE, about the critical role of the power grid … Continued