IT Business Edge had a story titled: Lost Generations of IT People in the Cloud focused on the fact that automation is to have a huge impact on both the number and the function of IT employees in the coming years. It states:
“It’s pretty clear right now that a fundamental shift is underway in terms of how we manage enterprise IT. Most of that shift gets wrapped up in phrases such as ‘cloud computing’ and ‘data center convergence.’ But when you peel back all of the marketing hype, fundamental change is coming to the way IT is managed.”
This backs up a prediction made in my 2011 predictions post where I stated:
“I believe that automation will be a watchword for 2011. Automation at every level of IT and business ranging from robotics, data center configuration and virtualization, all the way up through the automation of goal-oriented, pattern recognition and decision-making based on sensor information”
For years, tech journalists have been urging IT organizations to get to understand the business. The ones who didn’t get it are the ones who are going to be left behind by rampant automation, and it is happening.