Khan’s Oath For Technology Professionals

I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this pledge: I will respect but also appropriately challenge the hard-won technological gains of those technology professionals in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those diversity of people who are to follow. I will apply, for […]

5 Questions to Ask About Artificial Intelligence

In 1956, John McCarthy, the father of Artificial Intelligence (AI), brought together expert thinkers from multiple disciplines to explore how machines could “mimic” certain human traits. These expert thinkers came from the fields of Computer Science, Engineering, Logic, Mathematics and Psychology and wanted to find out how machines could: Use language Form abstractions and concepts […]

Top 5 Articles of 2017

Thank you to the readers in 106 countries that read my articles in 2017. Following are the top 5 articles that you have been interested in: Is Internet a Distributed System? What is the relationship between Cloud Computing and Service Orientated Architecture (SOA)? How to select an Enterprise Architecture Framework? Healthcare.gov – Who is at […]

Business Agility and Digital Transformation

What is Business Agility? Business is “the activity of making, buying, or selling goods or providing services in exchange for…” Corporations –> Money Non-profits –> Social Causes Education –> Knowledge Government –> Citizen Services Military –> National Defense Agility is the “ability to move quickly and easily.” Business Agility is the ability to move quickly […]

SPICE for Business Transformation

Imagine an organization where people, business processes, products, services and technologies are in sync. Where an organization performs at its most optimal levels and miraculously everyone is happy and contributing for the wellbeing of the organization. No, I am not talking about a fictional scenario in a far off land. I am talking about an […]

Does IT Matter for Internet and Internet Technologies?

In his article, Nick Carr argues that in the current business environment Information Technology (IT) does not provide any strategic advantage but it is merely an operational necessity. He equates IT to a commodity much like electricity and mainly talks about IT infrastructure becoming a commodity. Lets explore this in the context of the Internet […]

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Information Technology (IT) with sprinkles of Enterprise Architecture (EA)

A few weeks back I posted an article (Why IT Should Be on the CEO’s Agenda) on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) LinkedIn group about why Information Technology (IT) should matter to the CEO. A reader commented and referred me to his blog post. After reviewing his post, I have the following responses: I […]

Future Considerations for Kodak

Recently, I was asked to perform an organizational analysis of Eastman Kodak based on an article published in The Economist titled, “The last Kodak moment?”.  Here are my views if I was a new CEO sending a memo to the Board of Directors: Eastman Kodak has been around for more than 132 years. In these […]