The Miracle

Part three in a series of business intelligence insights from Tron: Legacy, now available on Blu Ray and DVD.

Part three in a series of business intelligence insights from Tron: Legacy, now available on Blu Ray and DVD.

Kevin Flynn: The Miracle…You remember. Isos, isomorphic algorithms, a whole new life form.

Sam Flynn: And you created them? (Kevin Flynn laughs)

Kevin Flynn: No, no. They manifested, like a flame. They weren’t really, really from anywhere. The conditions were right, and they came into being. For centuries we dreamed of gods, spirits, aliens, and intelligence beyond our own. I found them in here, like flowers in a wasteland. Profoundly naive; unimaginably wise. They were spectacular. Everything I’d hope to find in the system; control, order, perfection. None of it meant a thing. Been living in a hall of mirrors. The Isos shattered it. The possibilities of their root code- their digital DNA. Disease? History! Science.  Philosophy.  Every idea man has ever had about the universe up for grabs. Biodigital jazz, man! The Isos, they were going to be my gift to the world.

Sam Flynn: So what happened?

What happened was a movie that was 28 years in the making pulled a plot device out of thin air.  And sadly, many IT managers and corporate executives make the same naive error as Kevin Flynn.  They believe that the deployment of technology alone will result in some perfect solution coming out of nowhere.

The conditions were right, and they came into being.

Corporate decision making isn’t going to make a dramatic transformation because somebody runs the installation wizard for SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.0 (or any other enterprise software product).  What makes the conditions right is a broad consensus that an organization should pursue fact-based rather than gut-based decision making.  But achieving that consensus?  And turning vision into action?  That might take a miracle.

And maybe some biodigital jazz.

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Author: Dallas Marks

I am a business intelligence architect, author, and trainer. I help organizations harness the power of analytics, primarily with SAP BusinessObjects products. An active blogger, SAP Mentor and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.

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