CIO’s greatest concerns around legacy transformation

Along with the rise of the digital transformation era the role of the CIO has changed quite a bit over the past years. Along with keeping fully up-to-date with the emerging new technologies they also need to keep a close link to the organization’s business and financial strategic goals and results. Legacy systems are one […]

Modern Woodmen: Mainframe Migration lessons learned and key advice

  Modern Woodmen of America is one of the largest fraternal benefit societies in the United States, with more than 750,000 members. Total assets reached $16.17 billion in 2017. The organization had been running its OS2200 mainframe for over 50 years, and, using internal development staff, developed their own COBOL applications and built custom-made solutions […]

Trust, key to success in legacy transformation projects

The human factor Trust, key to success in legacy transformation projects! Trust is hard to gain but easy to lose. Trust is the key concept that makes or breaks a legacy transformation process. It is especially challenging in times of change. Most people don’t like the uncertainty that comes with change, it makes them feel […]

Software programmers; shoemaker’s children with holes in their shoes?

On O’ Mike Loukides wrote an article about the next generation of programming tools commenting on a Quora post written by Alan Kay. In his article Loukides states that software programmers even today still do line-oriented programming with an alpha-numeric character set in ancient programming languages to create the most sophisticated pieces of software. It […]

Into the DARQ

In Accenture’s annual tech trend report: Technology vision of 2019, new technologies are described that are catalysts for change in the post-digital era. These are Distributed ledger technology (such as blockchain), Artificial intelligence (AI), extended Reality (including virtual and augmented reality), and Quantum computing, or in short, DARQ.  As each of these technologies reaches maturity, […]

Process leading in digital transformation era

  In the years to come digital transformation will remain a key focus. According to the IDC Worldwide semiannual digital transformation spending guide, worldwide digital transformation spending is expected to reach $1.97 trillion in 2022, steadily expanding with an annual growth rate of 16.7%. Business executives recognize digital transformation as a long-term investment. IDC predicts […]

European Technology Strategy

There must be a European technology strategy, says the Dutch political party D66 in the Dutch newspaper ‘het Financieel Dagblad’. European tech companies must be able to merge more easily and be protected against takeovers by, for example, the Chinese or Americans. The political party also calls for the European Union to allocate fifty billion […]