1. Modern open IT architecture promises innovation and rapid development of new services – something that would have been impossible at a time of closed mainframe systems. Open platforms allow developers and service designers to quickly turn their ideas into tangible prototypes, to rapidly iterate using real-world feedback, creating what the…

    Sami Paju
    by Sami Paju
  2. ”Agile thinking” has taken over big time. Majority of us think that it is good, or even necessary, to be agile and a few of us even have a clue about what it means in practice. Agility comes in two breeds (or three, if dogs are included): agile development and strategic agility. The origins of agile development are in a set of developmen…

    Esko Hannula
    by Esko Hannula
  3. You are probably familiar with the feeling of having a compelling idea burning inside. You are in flames. Strong urge or flow is moving you towards enthusiastic actions with the feel of joy and high hopes for the future. Do you recognize this moment? If you do, you also might have noticed that many times it is difficult to jump over the…

    Jari Varjo
    by Jari Varjo
  4. As the world is getting more and more connected with business ecosystems that require to expand to partner networks, and the interdependencies are growing, the need and pressure for the quality – and style – in system integrations is growing.  Program Manager Tuomas Kivisaari , Project Manager Tiina Kanerva from Sanoma Technology, and D…

  5. System integrations should be seen as a part of business development and not only as investments as still seen in too many organisations. Seeing system integrations as an integral part of business development fits especially well in the agile business environment, where they are not worth planning for the existing business environment. Ins…

    Tuomas Kivisaari
    by Tuomas Kivisaari
  6. “Organization silos are bad! Break the silos!”  I was probably 22 when I first heard about the existence of organization silos, isolated functional units that operate their own empire without knowing and without caring about the surrounding silos. I was told that silos are bad and should be broken. At that time, the magic that was meant…

    Esko Hannula
    by Esko Hannula