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”

The eight most common reasons integration projects fail

Ninety percent of organizations still lack a postmodern application integration strategy and will continue to do so through 2018, according to a Gartner press release earlier this year. This lack of integration strategy and related skills is resulting in “integration disorder, greater complexity and cost” according to the same Gartner press release. So, maybe the … Continue reading “The eight most common reasons integration projects fail”

Application Integration is no longer a problem

Integrating applications from multiple vendors, with data in multiple formats, possibly residing on a mixture of on-premise and cloud platforms, is no longer a complex problem. Integration has become easier, more economical and more flexible than it used to be. (Editor note 27 Oct 2016: A better blog title would have been “Application Integration SHOULD no … Continue reading “Application Integration is no longer a problem”

Are software developers themselves resisting automation?

Last week I accompanied one of my sales colleagues on a meeting with a prospect.  My company provides software application development and integration tools and the sales meeting was with the IT team of an insurance company. The agenda for the meeting was a presentation and demonstration of our low-code RAD (Rapid Application Development) product, … Continue reading “Are software developers themselves resisting automation?”