IBM’s Dirk Nicol on the latest trends in enterprise mobility and software development
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In this interview Dirk Nicol, Director of Practitioner Outreach and Developer Programs at IBM explains how IBM’s MobileFirst initiative now offers a comprehensive strategy around mobile.
You can start at whatever point makes sense or bring together all the elements of the software lifecycle: development, management, security and delivery.
Some industries are currently ahead when it comes to execution of mobile solutions. This includes finance, banking, insurance, travel and transportation, but all industries are incorporating mobile into the customer experience model.
Dirk points out that software development is changing: we’re seeing a new model that brings together cloud, collaboration, big data and mobile. There is also a demand to extend legacy systems of record to this new paradigm.
Dirk talks about the importance of the Agile development methodology in realizing the software needs demanded by the market today.
In terms of gaining access to the latest technologies from IBM, his team has just launched developerWorks Labs: showcasing new technologies from IBM and giving developers the opportunity to try the software and provide feedback.