How Complex Systems Fail

December 24, 2009

Rob England pointed out this phenomenal 1998 paper by R.I. Cook at the Cognitive Technology Laboratory with the same title as this post.

I have written before that IT systems are inherently complex.

And this complexity?

Well as Dr. Cook states;

This is where system performance tends to deteriorate, becomes difficult to predict, or cannot readily be recovered

The paper referenced above is not about IT – it is written about any complex system (ie power generation)

You can get updates to this blog by clicking the RSS icon on the Home Page!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s