372STR IT Management Evolution: All Roads Lead to Rome
Author: Charlie Burns
Saugatuck research clearly points to continued and expanded adoption of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Open Source software, and Utility Computing infrastructure. Individually, each of these technology disruptors denotes evolutionary changes in existing IT infrastructures.
However, for most user enterprises, these four are both coincident and interrelated. The net result is that adoption of any of these four “technology disruptors” (SOA, SaaS, Open Source, and Utility Computing) will likely result in adoption of the others. But it is rare that each is coordinated to be managed effectively as part of a holistic IT and business strategy or plan. The cascading effects of adopting one disruptive influence have to be planned for in the context of multiple, simultaneous disruptive influences.