What is ‘Ontonix’?

31-st December, 2014   As our company celebrates this month ten years of activity, it seems fitting to answer, in this year’s last blog entry, the question I am frequently asked: what does ‘ontonix’ mean? Ontonix comes from ‘ontology’. Ontology is the philosophical study of the nature of being, becoming, existence, or reality, as well…

Are We Facing a New Collapse?

A quick look at the resilience of the major indices on December 19-th, 2014. The analysis is performed on a daily basis, we report the situation we have registered after the markets closed yesterday. EU: FTSE.MIB – 63.7% SSMI – 81.5% FTSE – 64.5% CAC40 – 44.6% DAX30 – 76.3%   Asia: HSI – 68.9%…

Manage Design Complexity in Engineering

The commentary on complexity management by J.Marczyk has been published on December 1-st, 2014 in Desktop Engineering. See original article here. The complexity of modern products, as well as the associated manufacturing processes, has increased over the past few decades and there is evidence the trend will continue. Complexity means functionality. Consider how many things…

Which US Markets are Most Complex (and Risky)?

In a turbulent economy, punctuated by destabilizing events, resilience and complexity as the main new factors which are impacting the global economy and driving financial performance. Increasing volatility, complexity and uncertainty are becoming the hallmarks of our times. While the unprecedented challenges affecting the global economy are a source of both opportunities and threats, traditional…

The Cost of Complexity

    Thomas Frey is currently Google’s Top Rated Futurist Speaker.  He serves as the Senior Futurist and Executive Director of the DaVinci Institute. Read his article “The Complexity Disease”. “As complexity of a system increases, the costs associated with it increase exponentially to the point where the costs approach infinity, and collapse is a certainty. ….…