Author: Gagan

Going Mobile with Everything!

I have been on my faithful Blackberry for almost two years now. Email, Calendar and Internet were the basic building blocks for being productive while mobile. My project planning and task management was on my laptop strung together among Microsoft Project, MindManager…

Sketching Ideas and the Future

My fascination with sketches and white-boards is a perpetual target for jokes and comments from friends, family and colleagues. We could be discussing the most complex bit of business or systems architecture …. or just trying to agree upon a…

Getting Things Done with Blackberry

I have been a fan of Getting Things Done philosophy for personal (and organizational?) productivity for a long time. Perfecting the system for my own use took almost a year…but I was able to stay on track despite falling off…

Fuzzy Logic Systems are Evolved Structures

One could argue that fuzzy logic systems…that learn through their own ‘experience’ do not have a structure… Look carefully and you realize that the difference lies in composition vs behavior. These systems are composed of elements based on well thought…

The Whiteboard Sketch

I am constantly amazed at how powerful the simple act of reaching for a white board marker is. When I see someone flip over the cocktail napkin and reach for a pen, I feel the same anticipation…here is a new…

Airline Systems North of the Border

Air Canada will build a new system with help from ITA Software, to be rolled out late 2007. And the low-cost competitor Westjet seems to have given up on trying to build a system from scratch – going from developing…

Expedia on SOA Bandwagon?

Looks like Expedia is maturing its SOA (Services-Oriented Architecture) strategy. Its recent purchase of an Enterprise Services Bus shows that it has continuing plans to componentize its architecture and use the SOA strategy to scale its technology and its business. Using…