Faster and Cheaper by going IT alone

Paradigm Housing Group is one of the leading housing providers in the South East of England, managing over 14,000 homes across 33 UK local authorities. When we started over 20 years ago, we already knew that we would have to build a number of systems in-house because, as the first large-scale voluntary transfer (LSVT) in … Continue reading “Faster and Cheaper by going IT alone”

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”

Low-code development: the fallacy of the Sprint

(The original article was posted on LinkedIn Pulse.) A marathon is not just a series of sprints. We know that the preparation required to run for 100 meters is not the same as that for a 26-mile slog. This maxim applies equally to the software development process as it does to running a race. Yet … Continue reading “Low-code development: the fallacy of the Sprint”

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?”

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”