The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) wraps up today. This week alone has seen a dizzying array of new products and announcements, from Panasonic’s new ToughPad tablet to Lenovo’s 27-inch Table PC. With the line between consumer and enterprise technology blurring, it’s no surprise, then, that IT organizations have such a hard time keeping up.
Could IT’s struggle to evolve be a sign of trouble? “IT as we know it is dead,” is how Charles Araujo’s book, “The Quantum Age of IT,” begins. While at first the statement may seem a bit alarmist, it’s worth examining in an age where the rules are being changed as quickly as they are being created.
Araujo has three goals with the book. First, he wants to shake things up to get your attention. For, as he says, “IT, as we know it, may be dead – but a lot of people do not know it yet. You might be one of them.” Second, he wants to lay out the organizational traits that he believes will define IT in the “Quantum Age.” Finally, his goal is to take you out of your comfort zone skills-wise, because he believes those very skills you have developed over the years could well be your undoing.
He certainly doesn’t mince words, that’s for sure.
We’ve included the Introduction and Chapter 1, “The History of Our Death (Why the Modern IT Structure Has Failed Us),” here in our IT Downloads library for you to peruse. Instead of using it to dwell on past mistakes, use it to reshape the future of your IT organization so that you can embrace the inevitable change that is to come.