[Guest Blogger – Ryan McClead]
Today the office building pays an electrician to walk around changing light bulbs. That is the future of corporate IT. Gone are the sys admins, help desk personnel, and developers. They will all work for external companies. In the future, the corporate IT department is a guy who unwraps a new interface module when one breaks and plugs it into the network conduit, and if the network goes down, he places the emergency call to the ISP. If he’s lucky he will also serve as an integrator for the corporation, a go-between who can speak techno-babble with the companies who provide the actual services, but eventually even that function will go away, as Google and Amazon and Microsoft all provide their one stop plug-n-play IT solutions for enterprise, fully accessible via consumer devices and integrated with consumer services and all available for the price of a handful of IT personnel.