When it comes to providing IT support to the business, a major evolution is on the horizon. The traditional IT operating model of delivering IT to the business in the form of bundled capabilities and assets is wearing thin in an age of cloud computing, on-demand services, virtualization, outsourcing and rapidly changing business delivery strategies. What IT traditionally engineered, built, owned and operated can now be bought from many sources more easily without inheriting the specific risks of ownership, support, building and managing an operating infrastructure. Part 1 of this post discusses key concepts for adapting an IT organization to services.
by Randy Steinberg