"Thirty years ago, everyone was ... a programmer/analyst. You came out, you sat with the customers, you wrote the code. Well now that code's 30 years old, you don't need to write it anymore ... it just works. So as a result, we'd standardized and commoditized [code] and we've squashed any creativity ... [this] is trying to bring that back out." -- McKesson VP Andrew Smith leads off on the impact of expert integrated systems on IT professionals' skills. Forrester principal analyst John Rymer continues: "Developers are becoming the new business innovators."
How will expert integrated systems (like IBM PureSystems) affect the existing skills of IT professionals; what new skills will they have to acquire and what old skills will they need to resurrect? IT author Peter Hinssen moderates. 4:03