Gartner analysts recently presented at the IT Symposium in Orlando, Florida, asserting that "information technology departments are overloaded, missing the consumerization wave, and failing to use new developments to cut their budgets." There is also the idea that the following 5 "amplifying developments" that will upset the balance of power between users and IT professionals:
1. Software as a service
2. Open source
3. Cloud computing
4. Web 2.0
The reason for this is that technology is moving too fast, while " IT organizations typically spend six to eight years from initial conceptualization through selling, planning, testing and implementation of the first release."
Is it the case that IT shops are trying to prevent users from bringing in their own iPhones, Netbooks, and SaaS applications? If they're trying they're methods are ineffective from my vantage point.
CURT FINCH has more than two decades of software development and distributed workforce management experience. In 1997, Curt created the world's first internet-based timesheet application and the foundation for the current Journyx product offering. Curt has a B.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech. His book, All Your Money, is available on Amazon. @curtfinch