All posts by David Brault

David Brault
As Product Manager at LANSA, David Brault draws on his 20+ years in the application development market to help determine the market direction for LANSA's products. David’s experience includes extensive involvement integrating various Microsoft, IBM, Web and Mobile technologies with back-office and ERP systems. David is a member of an IBM advisory council called CAAC and a frequent speaker at industry events.

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?”

Tradeshows and gym memberships: more similar than you think!

While preparing for the Fall COMMON Conference, I kept thinking about a recent conversation I had with the manager at my local gym. She said, “We’ve got cardio equipment, free weights, spin classes, and more. You can participate in all or none, it’s really up to you. You have to decide how much time you … Continue reading “Tradeshows and gym memberships: more similar than you think!”

5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 3)

Thanks for joining me for my final post on the 5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization. So far I’ve covered the importance of delivering the best user experience, improving data quality and accuracy and getting information into the hands who need it. My focus today will be on how to implement continuous business improvements and … Continue reading “5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 3)”

5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 2)

Continuing on from my post last week about the 5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization, the ultimate goal of modernization is to use technology to best support your customers and trading partners. This means providing users with the best experience, enabling personnel to quickly access accurate and up-to-date data, getting the right information into the right … Continue reading “5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 2)”

5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 1)

Businesses are being bombarded with the message to modernize. In the IBM i world, most tend to define modernization in terms of low-level development tactics such as converting RPG to free form, updating databases to SQL or refacing 5250 screens for the Web. While these tactics have technical merit, they do little to help IT … Continue reading “5 Guiding Principles of Enterprise Modernization (part 1)”