If I were a CIO listening to industry pundits muse about what to call my job when my day-to-day tech management skills were no longer needed, I wouldn’t be in a hurry to switch to cloud computing either — not in this economy.
I agree, it seems everyone selling hosted systems want to reduce the companies costs by claiming their product will not need the IT department. What about the computers the enduser uses to access your product? Printers, email, internal file servers, domain controllers and so on. Cloud Computing will need the IT department, in fact in enterprise cloud applications I see the IT department designing these systems with their departments with the vendors.
Just my thoughts….