Dr. Donald Ferguson on complexity

Dr. Donald Ferguson, CTO at CA Technologies, is asked what his biggest technology mistake is:

When I was at IBM, I started a product called Websphere…

’nuff said as far as I’m concerned, but the interview has more detail if you can stomach it ;-) In all seriousness, the article contains some good messages about the future of IT, and the main challenge it faces: complexity.

Read more at BBC news: The mantra of CA Technologies’ Donald Ferguson: Simplify.


  1. You may want to have a look at this guy's blog as well where he references another couple of articles about the complexity in IT. Lindsay#

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