Lisa (the co-founder of Thought Ensemble) and I often disagree on some of the academic concepts related to IT and its management. It’s what makes working together fun.But I LOVE her recent post on a recent article on CIO Magazine. They wrote an article about “threats” to IT departments from cloud computing.Here is part of what she has to say . . .
[We often] talk about “Two Headed Goliath” organizations. These are big and/or old and/or slow businesses who have literally grown a separate head: their IT organization. “IT” runs so separately from “the business” that it is like the organization has two heads. The IT head is focused on serving the business, running themselves like a business, and competing with external service providers . . . These organizations think about things like cloud computing as a “threat” or “competition”, focused on maintaining themselves as an organization.
I couldn’t agree more. She has a longer rant about this topic on her site.