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?”

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”

Tell-tale signs your IT environment is in need of change

You may have one of the smartest and most hardworking IT teams on the planet, yet still notice that something is holding them back from delivering business value. It could be the application development platform they are using. Tell-tale signs that it is the application development platform that is holding them back, include: Your programmers spend a … Continue reading “Tell-tale signs your IT environment is in need of change”