Four-Hundred Little Words ..

.. a day. Each and every day.

In four other occasions, I’ve committed to write something more often than taking a ten-month hiatus (ouch) from this blog. This is the fifth. I’m not trying to set any records, or say that “this will be the final time” or any such nonsense .. much the same reason I don’t set New Year’s resolutions. I just make a point to do what’s right: get to the gym, ride the bike, eat the right foods, smile at the right time, and so on.

So, as before, I’ll do my best to keep it up .. or you’ll see a sixth one of these. Let’s not do THAT again.

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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