My Moose Caboose

MooseCabooseI finally get to talk about this, now that our gag ‘agreement’ has been lifted.

I had the pleasure of being invited to a next-generation web scrum that was held, in all places, in Alaska during the solstice. We got to stay up all night, as the sun never set.

Further, a totally disconnected time was had by all: no cell phones, no Internet, no text messaging.

Instead, we had lots of whiteboards, opinions and arguments.

Between disagreements, we gathered wood for the fire, water for the longhouse tank and ate (and ate).

Oh: we adopted a moose.

Rather, she adopted us on her way to cooler ground.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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