It’s a question I hear often when speaking with companies across the globe: Does cloud computing spell the demise of the CIO and IT department?
The short answer: No. The longer, more complicated answer: The cloud will force IT leaders and their organizations to fundamentally change what they do (and don’t do), how they work with other departments, and what skills they bring to the table. The upside is tremendous for those who adapt; the downside is perilous for those who don’t.
As a CIO for part of my career, I struggled with how to define this critical leadership role and how my organization should support other business departments.