19 Jan

Healthcare Information System Integration Framework for EHRs/EMRs

Healthcare EMR EHR Technology Solutions

Having architected, designed and developed multiple systems – products, services, solutions – in the healthcare domain, I’ve come to realize that the domain is still in a nascent stage of technology innovation. Healthcare Information Systems (HIS) are still running on fairly primitive tools, technologies and systems, and they have few – if any – external interfaces that allow them to integrate with the contemporary world. Read More

24 May

The Next Generation Enterprise: Business as a Service in the Cloud

Cloud Computing AWS Architecture Solutions

Businesses that see the cloud as the future of services are already living in the past. Cloud computing is no longer the future. It’s the present. It’s now. It’s passe, even. Companies began adopting and implementing cloud computing several years ago, and they’ve driven the Darwinian-like evolution of cloud computing from “What is the cloud?” to “How can we further extend and leverage the benefits of the cloud?” to “Can I run parts of or my entire business in the cloud?” Read More

10 Sep

Startup = Gazelle. Fallacious analogy?

A while back I posted about the fallacious analogy between a gazelle and a cheetah on my personal blog. It seems apt enough to re-post here.

Cheetah and gazelle

An oft-quoted statement that I’ve heard about startups says:

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running. Read More

10 Sep

What’s good for the goose isn’t good for a startup

BigData Analytics MongoDB Hadoop

Geese flying in V formationMind of an entrepreneurThe mind of the startup specialist works differently from that of the traditional CEO or employee of a medium or large enterprise. A serial entrepreneur or startup specialist thrives on the edge of uncertainty, balks at the shackles of orthodox structures and constantly sweeps the horizon for new challenges to tackle and fresh problems to troubleshoot. The fabric of a startup is homologous to the mindset of a startup specialist; its people, their tenacious independence, the optimally efficient processes and the lean, mean agility reflect the nature of a serial entrepreneur. Read More

06 Oct

Why “Blue Atoll”?

I’ve meant to write this post for a long, long time; a combination of overwhelming work at my day time job and lethargy everywhere else kept pushing this lower and lower among my list of to-dos and priorities. This Sunday, however, my house has been quiet, my beagle, Sushi, is snoring by my feet, everybody else is sleeping in their bedrooms and there’s a giant cup of tea on my worktable by my side. Read More