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Nice article regarding the transformation of IT. I would disagree with the transformation being fueled by the consumerization of IT, but rather the competition that has come into play with the consumerization of IT. This is the New IT as I call it in many of my posts.
Transformation is already happening and IT is already in the business and it is this competition from the outside presenting the business with options to get things done in a manner that IT has not been able to present services. It is this competition and requirement to speak in terms of cost, value, right sourced deployment options, driving business growth, etc. that is the catalyst for change in IT.
Why does anyone do anything? Because someone else is out there working to do it better and faster than the current supplier – competition for change.
The role of IT is no doubt changing and will be a manager of service and integrator of how those services are delivered to be effective in the future.
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