- One-fifth of North American businesses surveyed in Current Analysis’ 2011 study on cloud adoption think the cloud will not change IT’s role in the company
- The reality is that because the cloud will alter the way businesses consume technology, the IT department can expect profound change
Say what you will about the cloud and the entire noise surrounding the concept, it is time to believe the hype. Sure, it is easy to shrug off the noise around the on-demand delivery model, but a virtualized scheme is no longer some kind of niche idea but rather a pragmatic method that pools resources to supply technology services. Providers are applying virtualization technology to bend their delivery models to meet corporate demand for more flexible and cost-effective IT services. And though there have been more than a few false starts, the early results are promising with some genuine successes in improved efficiencies, real expense reductions and even more agile working models. Continue reading “Role Reversal: Will the Cloud Transform the IT Department Right Out of a Job?”
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