If you aren’t moving forward you are moving backward—an old phrase that is doubly true when IT is concerned.
Cloud computing is often talked about in the IT professional world as a disruptive technology. While this may be true in the sense that the cloud fits the definition well enough, CIOs should avoid seeing it this way. Instead they should see it as an opportunity to fulfill their role as innovators.
Siliconrepublic.com has an article that predicts the changes the cloud will bring to IT and what the CIO of the future will look like.
As the technology grows software like an ERP cloud solution won’t eliminate the need for IT, but it will definitely change IT. The only way this change will pose a threat to IT professionals is if they resist the change and are unwilling to adapt and innovate with it.