Cloud computer, fast innovation, and a landscape always changing are not going to disappear.  If one thing, this is going to accelerate, and IT and Senior Management must face this reality or face harsh consequences.

Once understood, IT innovation is a huge source of efficiency and competitive advantage.  Refuse to participate is very dangerous.  Imagine if your competition takes all the efficiency gain and not you?

Here’s a good article on Gartner: 10 Critical Trends for technology

Gartner: 10 critical IT trends for the next five years

Software-defined networks, data explosions, hybrid clouds will test IT prowess
By Michael Cooney, Network World
October 22, 2012 03:26 PM ET

Network World – ORLANDO — Trying to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to IT issues is not a job for the faint of heart. That point was driven home at Gartner’s IT annual IT Symposium fest here where analyst David Cappuccio outlined what he called “new forces that are not easily controlled by IT are pushing themselves to the forefront of IT spending.”

The forces of cloud computing, social media/networking, mobility and information management are all evolving at a rapid pace. These evolutions are largely happening despite the controls that IT normally places on the use of technologies, Cappuccio stated. “IT was forced to support tablets, and end users forced them to support IM and wireless networks a few years ago. And more such technologies are on the horizon,” he said.

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