Why Don’t Users Ever Know What They Want?

We’ve all been there. In the heat of an IT project – be it greenfield, modernization or just a little “tweak” – users provide you with their requirements. Everything seems to be so clear and obvious that you write up the specifications for the user, and they say it looks great. The project continues, and … Continue reading “Why Don’t Users Ever Know What They Want?”

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”

Mobile in Today’s Enterprise – Reaping the ROI Rewards

If you have a Smartphone or tablet, when was the last time you used your home desktop or laptop? Why would you need to use these devices? You have access to information, emails, music, photos and social media all in the palm of your hand – and more importantly you do not need to wait … Continue reading “Mobile in Today’s Enterprise – Reaping the ROI Rewards”