On my return flight from HP Discover in Frankfurt, I read this article on self-parking cars in USA Today. Auto-parking systems use sensors to identify the right-sized spot, and signal drivers when the system has found one. The system then takes over steering, and uses sensors to guide the vehicle into place. I have always found applications to be similar to cars—whether it is to selectively modernize them, or to systemically monitor them. The article made me wonder if applications can take a hint and follow the example set by self-parking cars.
In certain parts of the world it’s the time of the year when we are thankful for what we have. We are thankful to everyone who has made a difference in our lives — either because of the role they play, or for their presence in our times of need. From a corporate perspective, we must be thankful to Information Technology, or IT. And to do this right, we have to highlight a wide variety of people whose roles within IT are unique.
Please join me in thanking the various IT professionals for doing their part to evolve IT: