IT is evolving, not disappearing

October 15, 2013  By Len DiCostanzo

There are conflicting theories on whether the role of the IT department is shrinking or evolving to take on a different or even bigger role, within their organizations. But regardless of your stance on this issue, one thing is inarguable— cloud computing, mobility and big data are profoundly changing the way we do business. To both keep pace with and to catalyze this shift, the IT department as we know it is changing.

Len DiCostanzo, Senior VP of Community and Business Development at Autotask, recently participated in a Network World Tech Debate on this topic. Len argues that new technologies are forcing IT to evolve, but the reliance on tech has never been greater, which means that ITs role is more solid than it has ever been.

According to Len, “The IT department is uniquely positioned to help drive the innovation and growth that produce business results.” And, “As the gatekeeper, vendor management becomes an even more important role for the evolving IT department.”

At Autotask, we believe IT will become more efficient by streamlining workflows, automating repetitive processes and outsourcing functions that consume energy but don’t directly contribute to producing the needed outcomes.

What’s your stance on this debate? Is IT's influence evolving or eroding? We welcome you to join the discussion via Twitter and Facebook. And be sure to cast your vote!

Len DiCostanzo
Senior Vice President, Community & Business Development
Len is one of the most widely-recognized figures in the IT industry with more than 25 years experience in the channel. Len develops and nurtures Autotask’s strategic industry alliances around the world.

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