We don't live in that world, though. We live in today's world, where the accelerating pace of business change necessitates a complete rework of how IT has operated since its earliest days. Manufacturing went through a painful 30-year reengineering phase that upended century-old practices in the pursuit of efficiency and lower costs. Things are moving faster now, and IT won't have anywhere near 30 years to accomplish the same task - but accomplish the task it must.
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