Re: Great Points
Thanks Stuart, I appreciate you reading and commenting on my article.
We are certainly in broad agreement on cloud, I think, from our conversations. You have a great handle on the need to be a new kind of CIO - an enabler, not a roadblock - even where may other stil (amazingly) do not.
The point you raise about consumerization is especially salient and well made. Consumerization of technology, and IT especially, is at the core of digital disruption. It has made cloud, mobile, and even more 'techy' areas like IoT so much easier for business leaders and users to understand and adopt. So that is not the exclusive preserve of IT anymore.
Instead, as technologists, our roles and attitudes need to change to fit that new paradigm, not try to usurp it or fight it. Because you are absolutely correct (albeit perhaps sadly for some) - the old-school 'CI-No' has a limited shelf life, and the clock is ticking.