New Global Enterprises

   People and organizations profiting from change and complexity   

To Contact Us:  

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Pleasant Hill, CA  94523  

Phone: 925.788.6076  
Fax: 925.952.4868  

What is our current focus?

New Global Enterprises are investigating the operational readiness of Cloud Computing. In our humble opinion, Cloud technologies are just more arrows in the quiver of IT solutions. The current focus is on production grade Enterprise Security and Operational Monitoring.

Our current view is that, in 2009, Clouds are in the Geoffrey Moore early adoptor stage. 2011 will be the year when Moore's Chasm will be crossed. This implies, in Moore's terms, that 2010 is the year "Inside the Tornado" when Cloud Services providing organizations will build sustainable competitive advantage.

From a consuming organization standpoint, this translates into a cautious adoption of these old and new technologies and methods to address new issues of internal and external IT workload sourcing. Cloud is moving towards the sourcing of workload handling on a dynamic basis.

Relevant Resources

For a description of the culmination of the last 12 months of NGE activities.

For the latest two whitepapers on Cloud issues:

  • Considering Clouds for Enterprise Use

    As the starting point to guide seven Proofs of Concept described in the NGE activities whitepaper above, the question is

        “Are Clouds ready for Enterprise Prime Time?”

    Our answer is a qualified “yes” depending on the readiness of the consuming organization.

    After all is said and done, Cloud technologies are old wine in new bottles.

    This paper extends the "as a Service" concept to include Environment as a Service (EaaS).

    EaaS provides the Service Level Quality demand side of the equation. Software, Platform and Infrastructure as a Service are the supply side modalities of delivery.

  • Enterprise Policy Development and Support

    This is an overview discussion on how to use Security and General Business Policies in a controllable fashion. This approach underpins Cloud and Enterprise solutions that use the same architecture and tools.

    Moving workloads from a private enterprise cloud to a public or hybrid cloud is then totally transparent. This is the essence of elasticity and fulfilling the promise of the overhyped term "Cloud."

    Contained in the paper is a Policy Life Cycle description that guides the requirements on tools for policy management.

What is a New Global Enterprise?

Going forward, the new dominant order in each economic sector encompasses both services and production alike. The Developed World is, in large part, Cyberian--a combination of people, processes and automation. Constant scaling is required--up, out or down with equal ease, and all is market driven.

In the Darwinian sense, selection is based on adaptability and flexibility rather than number, size or strength. Frequent radical transformations may be required as markets grow efficient at an ever increasing rate.

It comes down to “be the consolidator, change or die.”

NGE aspires to be such an organization.

NGE Associate/Partner Expertise and Experience

Deep business expertise with over 150 years of experience that centers on all aspects and sectors of Financial Services, Capital Markets and Investment Banking. We have significant experience in Health Care Information Systems and large-scale Printing Systems. Technology experience is broad and deep covering strategy, application development, infrastructure development, and last, but not least, training.

What is our competitive advantage?

Assisting individuals and firms to profit in the change and complexities of modern markets and technologies.

Success of IT actions should be a matter of maintaining up-to-date knowledge and managing options with positive expectancy--do things that have positive expected outcomes based on best information

These outcomes may not always be realized, but if they are, they contribute to value building.

Positive expectancy is a lot like Warren Buffett's Rule #1: Never lose money.

How do we help build value?

  • Advise decision makers
  • Assess capabilities of systems and people

  • Manage building business information systems

  • Define, design and execute Proofs of Concept and Pilot Projects


Resources: Whitepapers/Presentations

Below are some items extracted from the Founder's Intellectual Property grab bag (as a colleague and close friend of NGE's Founder is fond of saying).

To see all our available on-line resources, click here.

Business Philosophy

We are pursuaded more by 1991 Economics Nobel Lauriate Ronald Coase's Theory of "Contracts make efficient markets" that with Adam Smith's Hidden Finger. With Adam Smith, mostly one gets one's finger pricked with his allegorical pins. With Coase, one gets demonstrable, in the small--entity to entity--efficient production. The term that best describes Coase is "Pico-Economics."

Technical Architecture

Founder’s Bio and Blog

Background on NGE's founder, David M. Sherr, and his periodic and occasional updates on issues affecting and effecting New Global Enterprises, Economics, Financial Systems, Health Care Systems, the Social and Political Scene, and, just plain interesting or fun stuff, in general.

External Publications

The NGE founder and associates are preparing a whitepaper for the Cloud Security Alliance submission as Framework Foundation for the CSA's 2.0 Operating Guide.

See the current Table of Contents, deliverables ETA, August 2009. This outline will be split into two separate papers.

  • Securing Clouds with Open Standards, Part I: Solutions
  • Securing Clouds with Open Standards, Part II: An Open Narrative Architecture

We are discussing various topics of Cloud Security in the LinkedIn Cloud Security Alliance Discussion Group


Public Appearances of NGE Associates

  • CSA Federal Cloud Security Symposium, McLean, Aug 5, 2009

    The Open Narrative Framed Question for David M. Sherr's two panel discussions.

       For 2009-10, The Business Case == Lower Cost Structure

       For 2010-11, The Business Case == Top Line Enhancement

  • Sierra Ventures CIO Conference, Palo Alto, Sept 2009

  • Goldman Data Center Techtonics Conference, New York, Nov 2009

  • InterOp, New York, Nov 2009

  • RSA Conference, San Francisco, Mar 2010


Alert! NGE Web Site ready to morph.

Our Web Site structure is really retro. If you've gotten this far, you know that means this is a scrolling window site, with no explicit Web 2.0 enhancement. But to its credit, there is a richness in the simplicity of pages that are dynamic in reformating to window dimensions with titled sections fitting within a viewable window pane.

So it is simple and very portable to any HTML 1.1 based browser, even the embeddable http Object in Turbo Pascal.

However, as we begin to deepen the information structure of this site, you will find that the "Resources: Whitepapers/Presentations" section, "Technical Architecture" subsection is not viewable in one window pane. And, thus, it is time, in scribe like fashion, to model books as knowledge containers using folios and codices--leafed lists--not just scrolls.

Scrolls connote order and time lines. We can keep our quill pen, nonetheless. It is format not the means of description and inscription that are being updated.

Folio Books are easily accessed in the middle in random ways that scrolls are not. Quill pens work fine with both scrolls and folios. It is Web 2.0 that updates quill as a technology.

Desparately seeking redesign. But, when to do it?

The question has always been, "What functions and information do we need to deliver, NOW?" Always, doing something rather than writing about it seemed the best way to go.

Now that the fruits of our 2004 Five-Year Strategy are becoming apparent, we are communicating with an Open Narrative.

Stay tuned for emerging useful Open Architectures, Business Components and Development Tools.

Your comments welcome