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CIO Job Responsibilities 2017: Drive Business Transformation and Innovation

I read a recent analyst report from Forrester which outlined its view on the role that CIOs now fulfill. According to the Forrester report, CIOs are now viewed as the most important senior leaders in driving business transformation and innovation, with many believing them to have more input than a CEO. Forrester highlights the CIOs key role in supporting business change with technology playing a key part in breaking down barriers within an organisation’s structure. These and more comprise the CIO’s job responsibilities in 2017.

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OutSystems Rock Stars: The MVP Program

Developers and others who are passionate about OutSystems Platform—and infuse this passion in all they do—matter to us. To show our appreciation, on May 2, 2016, at the Developers Morning event in Lisbon, an awesome group of people became OutSystems MVPs.

We could list a few of them here, but that wouldn’t be fair to the others because they’re all so amazing. You can get to know them on their very own MVP web page. (more…)

OutSystems Community Gets a Makeover

We all know developers are the lifeblood of a software platform. This year OutSystems has made it a top priority to support our developers by providing more tools and resources to help them learn and become experts in our platform. Today, we are pleased to announce the first step in that direction – a new and improved home for our growing worldwide community. We have created a brand new community homepage, and we improved our developer forums by adding requested features to make life better for everyone using them. (more…)

Putting Users First

For many years, IT organizations invested millions of dollars in enterprise systems and databases (like SAP, Oracle, SQL Server and recently salesforce.com) and created an overwhelming level of enterprise IT complexity. Much of this was built from the bottom up – designing and selecting the right “back-end” servers, databases and “front-end” systems. (more…)

Scrum Projects for the Enterprise

Last week the second annual gathering of the Portuguese Scrum User Group took place in Lisbon. It was a great opportunity to meet with people that are actually doing agile projects in several different contexts. The meeting had a great set of speakers, including the co-author of Scrum Jeff Sutherland, Mitch Lacey, Ademar Aguiar and myself.

I had the opportunity to speak at this event! (more…)