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About Scott Andersen

Scott Andersen is the founder of Creative Technology & Innovation and the Chief Technology Officer. He is a professional writer, architect and problem solver. Scott serves on the Board of Directors of IASA and is the Chairman of the IASA Architect Ethics committee. Scott is a Certified IT Architect - Professional and an IASA instructor. Scott earned his BS from Indiana University. He also holds positions on the Board of Directors and the Board of Education for the Iasa.

A question of (for. About) ethical choices…

What is the ethical responsibility of a software architect? First off, defining what and where the person is acting is critical. In this particular conversation let’s assume that the software architect is working for a company and providing services for that company. In doing some internal research you discover something. You find that the organization

Cool Things by IASA Members

One of the things IASA does is bring software architects together. At the last IASA world summit in N.Y.C., I happened to hang out with an architect from Ireland. IASA Member and leader of the IASA Irish group at that time. An impressive architect with both vision and drive. Gar Mac Criosta is one of

A System Failure in Comunication

In the iconic movie “Cool Hand Luke,” there is an epic line that resonates to this day. The sheriff looking at Luke says “what we have here is a failure to communicate.” It is said with as much intent as you wish in the line. It works to this day as both a threat and

Authenticity and the system that just gave you a traffic ticket…

A baseline of software architecture is the components that comprise a system. The inputs, business process and outputs that solutions build, manage or modify. When a group or collection of systems work together to create, augment or modify information and materials that is an enterprise. An enterprise consists of a number of independent systems that

Wait, is that a smoke screen before me?

If for a moment we consider the concept of cloud computing as a fad what does that mean? A fad being something that appears and then quickly fades from view and is only talked about by late night comedians (remember cloud – those were the days). Cloud isn’t a fad but it is no longer

Ethical Dilemma’s for Software Architects…

  The ethics of software architecture are comprised of a series of responses to regulatory and other formal requirements. Building a system that violates the law isn’t ethical and its pretty much wrong to boot. But there are a number of other ways you can get into ethical dilemma’s as a software architect (working with

When does the software architect stop being responsible for a solution? At the end of design? The end of deployment? 20 years after?

by Scott Andersen I love email comments! Got a great comment on Tuesday of this week that posed an interesting question. It traverse the line between responsibility and ethics. I have to say I got it early Tuesday and thought about it from then until this morning without a resolution. I have a thought and a

Ethical question–who owns my blog?

by Scott Andersen So last week I posted another blog on the concept of Ethics and Architects. It was a dilemma from a reader. Monday as I checked my email I had gotten another suggestion for a topic/dilemma for architects in the field of ethics. The ethics of architects blogging… Blogs are interesting. Over time

Architects should, think about tomorrow…

by Scott Andersen My Amazon author page!!!! I have wondered for a long time about the “Internet of things” I’ve posted several somewhat negative posts on the total available bandwidth being a concern. What I have realized however is that the Internet of things is a great architect problem. Architects should