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Norman was one of the first to apply computerisation to maintenance and to recognise the relationship between information systems and organisation culture, winning numerous European awards for his work.

Topical Posts

  • Norman Eason
    Norman Eason, founder UK IAM, was not only an information systems innovator but a business strategist. Great combination! We are now serialising Norman Eason’s major work “Maintenance and Asset Management Systems” and chapters 1-3 are already available.  Don’t miss this.  I first met Norman in 1996 and later interviewed him for Strategic Asset Management when Read More →
  • My Kind of People
    One of my great pleasures in life is to sit in a café and talk infrastructure. A popular topic, even before Lou Cripps came up with the idea Asset Managers are platypuses, is what makes an effective one? Or even what attracts us in the first place. Who are ‘our people’? To defend us from Read More →
  • 2024: a Year to Celebrate Asset Management
    In April 2024, it will be 40 years since Penny Burns started the whole thing. Talking Infrastructure plans to party like it’s 2024, all year. 2024 also marks milestones for the Global Forum for Maintenance and Asset Management (update of the AM Landscape), ISO (10 years since ISO 55000), and the Institute of Asset Management Read More →
  • Growing an Idea
    Note: Print copies of The Story of Asset Management are available, go here and choose the direct Amazon link for your location. (and my thanks to Matthew Hughes who drew my attention to the fact that this was not at all obvious.) A writer for the Guardian described ‘The Story of Asset Management’  as the Read More →