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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Information Technology is Still Important

Surprise, IT is more more important than ever, the recent debate is about who will bring what portions of it to the table, and what are the implications of that change?   Is it good enough to be reactive?  And what does preparation look like?

Bring your own IT?
Industry observers are fond of saying that the rise of tech consumerization, bring-your-own-device and the cloud are collectively sounding the death knell for information technology as we know it, but consultant Jonathan Hassell insists IT can provide more value than ever to an enterprise -- as long as businesses know where to look. According to Hassell, up until now, IT has done well as a high-tech reaction force, tackling problems as they come up before moving on to the next one, but that's not good enough anymore. Instead, he writes that IT departments need to become less reactive and more proactive by using their talents to create applications and services that provide value to the business..... " 

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