Likewise, enterprise IT organizations will go through extended disruption as they attempt to develop skills more suitable to their new role as the technology factory of their companies. The organizational strife implicit in Gartner’s bi-modal IT will play out in full force as IT groups try to build new capabilities and circumscribe investment in legacy systems. The rapid technology innovation we will witness over the next decade will make this process even more difficult, as it will be challenging, to say the least, to determine exactly how to make a plan in such a dynamic environment.
Making such an enormous change across the entire technology landscape will be a protracted effort. Everyone will be walking on constantly shifting sands as the siroccos of innovation and disruption blow through the industry. But on the other side of the chaos lies a new kind of industrial organization, one powered by open source software and delivering its value via digital technology.
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