re: IT As Cloud Service Provider: New Skills Required
Historically, CIO's had the responsibility to acquire technologies, deploy them and to provide break/fix support. Today, cloud services may in fact be the best solution for the business - the CIO should help determine that without any concern about job security or losing control. The chief information officer's role has evolved to be the chief innovation officer - which means determining the best technologies and solutions that will provide a competitive advantage for the business and drive revenue/profits. Oh, and they can still be the provisioner of technology without acquiring it, deploying it and providing break/fix support!
Raj Sabhlok, ManageEngine - a division of Zoho Corp