For more than a year now it seems like all anyone talks about is the future of IT being in “the cloud”. Some long time IT pros and journalists have started noting how vendors like Microsoft are putting a lot more focus on developers and their cloud visions.
I first started hearing the rumblings from the IT pro community back as long ago as 2006-2007, in conjunction with the first serious wave of talk about Software as a Service (SaaS); this was before the concept morphed into “the cloud.” I remember Microsoft touting SaaS, even then, as the future of software, and I remember the pushback from the IT pro community. Their concern: In this vision of a world where companies don’t need an IT department, what happens to me and my job? – Source
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