Analysis: IT departments will get leaner, more software focused

09/29/2011 | TechRepublic

The proliferation of automated technologies, cloud computing and mobility will lead enterprises to consolidate their IT operations, cut staff and focus on software and devices over the next four years, writes Jason Hiner, who spoke at a recent conference about the future of IT departments. A shift to a decentralized structure that relies more on consultants is inevitable, Hiner writes. Among the winners will be developers, who will see demand for their services rise as solutions become more Web-based and user friendly, Hiner writes.

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