Back-end, Front-end, Middleware, Sideways Developers … But Why?

US News & World report named “software developer” the number 1 job for 2018. Growth in demand for software and application development skills is a trend that’s expected to continue as organizations in every industry transform and optimize with better software for their team members and customers.  With the convenience and reach of mobile apps, …

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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 …

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How to modernize applications for business value

The sole reason that most commercial IT groups exist is to enhance the productivity of their end users and to deliver business value to those users.  Sometimes that raison d’être gets lost along the way. This blog is about application modernization that is focused on delivering business value to the end users, the people who …

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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 …

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International i-Power Conference 2015

IBM i revival – A well attended event and an upbeat atmosphere The International i-Power Conference, hosted by i-UG (the UK IBM i User Group), is the annual gathering of IBM i enthusiasts from across the UK. As a proud i-UG member LANSA was one of 21 sponsors at this year’s conference. This event was …

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