Re: Your next IT job may be with a service provider
Doug you make a great added point to Michael's piece. The interesting challenge organizations are going to face is how to transition their talent: Enterprise IT staffs will need to become experts in specifying, acquiring, and monitoring IT services -- rather than in buying/developing/running IT. Enterprises will still need talent to bridge to IT services, but wil likely need fewer individuals with tradtional IT skill sets to build/maintain IT systems on premises. In essence they'll need to become more expert at consuming IT than pushing out IT. The fact that Amazon beat out IBM for a $600 million CIA contract last year also says alot about how the IT landscape has already changed, and how IT jobs are likely to change as well.