The survey, titled The Future of IT (pdf download), basically argues that the role of IT will diminish in the future. The survey argues that the IT group will move away from a large centralized function and transition into a shared services model with smaller IT teams sprinkled within business units. The role of the CIO will also change quite dramatically moving from that of Technology leader to that of either leader of a shared services group or a much more transactionally focus role in charge of IT procurement and integration.
Does that mean IT and the role of the CIO is going away? Like I said in the previous article, no…I don’t think either role is going away completely but I do believe the CIO role and the IT group must change in order to remain relevant in tomorrow’s organization.
The Diminishing Role of IT and the CIO?
The The Future of IT (pdf download) survey is an eye opener if you take the time to read it.
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