The future of IT departments...
by Marco Tapia
September 10, 2010
Is the influence of the IT department waxing or waning in today’s organisations?
Lou Hablas (director of IT for RZIM): “Cloud computing will undoubtedly reduce the need for staff at the organisational level, but likely increase the need for staff at the cloud level and the outsourcing level. I think the rise of locally-based consulting and tech support companies — many with ties to the cloud as well — is evidence of this accelerating trend.”
Mike Wagner (CIO for Stone & Youngberg): “The tendency to outsource the pure technology function to managed service providers will continue to increase.
Chris Riccuiti (CIO of Needham and Company, LLC): “While it’s true that infrastructure jobs will shift to vendor data centres, those jobs will be replaced with more ‘business-centric’ IT folks that will still reside in-house.”
Jeff Relkin (director of IT for Quadel): “As technology becomes ever more commoditised and as the availability of objects for application construction without traditional development continues to expand, the need for in-house IT resources will dwindle.
CIOs speak: is in-house IT dying?
Jason Hiner, TechRepublic on September 6th, 2010