Cloud Computing Changes the Traditional IT Role

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 9, 2010

According to this Federal Computer Week report, the greatest bit of hype around the predicted rise of cloud computing is that the role of the CIO and the IT department is going to be diminished. This report makes the case for why agency IT departments will still need to be fully engaged with the process of making sure end users have the IT resources they need to do their jobs.

IT is going to be of more importance in cloud computing outsourcing.

"Randy Steinberg, a national specialist leader at Deloitte Consulting and expert in IT service management, observes that many organizations are starting to realize that cloud computing will change the skills they need in their internal IT department.

"'The role of IT is now becoming more of a service integrator,' Steinberg said. 'You can see evidence of this in the industry already – some of the fastest growing jobs are in IT Service Management, sourcing experts, service definition skills and procurement. The issue of service catalog/portfolio for example, was almost non-existent 3 years ago – now almost every company I speak with is doing something with that in some form or other.'"

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