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    IT Departments Won't Exist In 5 Years

    IT departments won't exist in five years - ComputerworldUK.com

    I'm hoping this is one of those fancy ideas for cost cutting that never comes to fruition.

    What do you think?

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    Wait till every bursar sees this.

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    Yes because a Domain controller is a consumer device?

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    It's bullhooks. It's a crap article filled with some of the most annoyingly overused marketing buzzwords I've seen in one place.

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    It's a bit like the paperless office vision predicted decades ago......

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    I see all those consumer devices are going to be 3G for cloud access with the reliance on the cell providers, good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Yes because a Domain controller is a consumer device?
    But in this new anti-IT utopia, are domain controllers even needed? All my iPad needs to know is the login details for google apps and facebook...

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    One second, I believe I can hear my Data Protection Officer having a heart attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    One second, I believe I can hear my Data Protection Officer having a heart attack.
    Are you suggesting that Phoenix E1's business model is, er, um, insecure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    One second, I believe I can hear my Data Protection Officer having a heart attack.
    Why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardinho View Post
    IT departments won't exist in five years - ComputerworldUK.com

    I'm hoping this is one of those fancy ideas for cost cutting that never comes to fruition.

    What do you think?
    I think he's wrong, and it's the wrongness born of not knowing what is involved in running an IT system. It's a disease which sadly afflicts practically every person who reaches management level.

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    Pretty sure we saw the same guff about 5 years ago, yet here we all are. The job changes, but it still needs doing, by pretty much the same people, with the same job title. Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    But in this new anti-IT utopia, are domain controllers even needed? All my iPad needs to know is the login details for google apps and facebook...
    Who sets ups/manages the infratructure that allows you to connect to google apps and facebook? Or are you using your own 3g?

    This stuff comes around every so often - usually advanced by people with something to gain if the industry went this way (remember the paperless office? We are still drowning in paper).
    Last edited by sparkeh; 18th June 2013 at 09:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Who sets ups/manages the infratructure that allows you to connect to google apps and facebook?
    Don't ask your HT that question - never ask your HT that question! Geez! I was just playing devils advocate, no need to risk our careers with such careless questioning.

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    As soon as I read "Consumerization" I closed the page, typical american bull! Computers will always need humans to operate, and humans will always need other humans to help them with computers.

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