“Come on Irene”

Argh .. I guess it had to happen.

Here’s a music video on YouTube (recognizing / celebrating / acknowledging) the arrival of Hurricane Irene to the United States’ East Coast:

Seems that those of us on the West Coast are missing some of the drama associated with the evacuation. I seem to recall a story about Harry Randall Truman and Mount Saint Helens .. and the Branch Davidians and Waco, Texas.

That said: I feel for the folks who have to take leave of their lives. I hope that they find safe places (physically and mentally) to reside while the storm passes .. and it will pass.

Maybe a bit of humor is welcome, given the circumstances. Let’s get through this.

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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