Citizen Developers…or Illegal Immigrants?

I learned at an early age – thanks to Charles Schultz’s character Linus – that there are three things never to discuss with others: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin. So, in the spirit of the Great Pumpkin, I’ll keep my political views out of this article. During last year’s presidential campaign, illegal immigration was … Continue reading “Citizen Developers…or Illegal Immigrants?”

The Code Generation Dilemma

“That’s great, but what do you generate?” We hear this a lot at LANSA from prospects.  Companies are scared to death to move to something which doesn’t generate C#, or PHP, or even RPG.  Here’s the problem: they’re looking in the wrong direction.  I’ve seen advertisements for ‘low-code’ development environments. One vendor even espoused that … Continue reading “The Code Generation Dilemma”

8 Principles of the Innovator’s Way

Evolving From the IT Cost Center to the IT Innovator (The original article appears in IBM System Magazine Power Systems) At a recent IT conference, I started chatting with the other attendees of an IT management track session. The exchange quickly turned interesting when we discussed a few key questions that most of us responsible … Continue reading “8 Principles of the Innovator’s Way”

Shadow IT & citizen development – Love IT or Loathe IT

  No wonder the IT backlog is mushrooming.  Many IT departments are struggling to deliver mobile applications, getting cloud-ready and other digital innovation initiatives, while also taking care of an unrelenting volume of maintenance. There is wide agreement that the ‘need’ for shadow IT and its more legitimized progeny, citizen development, is caused by IT … Continue reading “Shadow IT & citizen development – Love IT or Loathe IT”