The end of IT Departments?



My thoughts? It’s an obvious case. There are simply too many different technologies at play to have an expert on staff for each of them. For example, where I work, I consider myself an “expert” when it comes to desktops, our memberships database, Access, end-user support and training, SOHO networking, etc. I’m not an expert when it comes to running a web server or an email server. (Although I do know something about it.). So we have our ISP run the email server, and a hosting company host our website. Those are outsourced technologies, we don’t have another full time IT person on staff to handle them because it wouldn’t make for a full time job. My personal opinions on our ability to absorb some of that internally notwithstanding, that has been commonplace all over the small business world. I think large corporations are catching up too.

What do you think?

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