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barryjogornan
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4/27/2012 | 5:24:51 PM
re: 4 Ways IT's Role Changing Faster Than Expected
Excellent piece, Shvetank. Seems to me that many IT departments and IT managers/ CIOs have been caught out. The game is moving on - quickly. There are now real opportunities for business processes to be reengineered front to back - and for the technology elements to be architected and delivered by business people in conjunction with cloud providers. Without doubt the plumbing is going out - and those managing the plumbing must move out or change role. In many cases in the last few years there has been a shortage of investment in IT and in training/ development of IT personnel. Those who have kept up to date and embraced the new technologies and platforms have outstanding opportunities now.
Jason Sharp
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4/18/2012 | 8:40:32 PM
re: 4 Ways IT's Role Changing Faster Than Expected
Nice overview, Shvetank. Your conclusions and suggestions are spot on, I believe--especially about the pace increasing, which will only seriously rob the IT shop even more time it needs to adapt easily or at all. Jonathon Feldman's recent article "IT Spending: Innovation Talk Vs. Survival Walk" illustrates how challenged IT is to adapt even if it had time.

Perhaps it is your sources, but the theme in your article seem focused on large enterprises. I think the mid-market and local government are in the same predicament and perhaps have even less assets/capability/flexibility to turn the corner.

These are interesting times, and a lot talent has and continues to leave this tough domain.


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