Update on the thin IT model

Moving the core IT team from doing too managing has certainly been a stretch for some in the IT world. The expectation that day to day responsibilities could be handed over to 3rd parties scares some – the data loss risk, the loss of corporate knowledge, the loss of hands on skill.  So what became of the move, did it succeed?

It sure did.

Cloud provisioning has largely taken the physical from the IT world, moving it into services purchased, delivered and managed in the cloud.  Local data centres are now communications cupboards.

Offices have also changed, not just because of Covid, but cloud provisioned services are not bound to a location.  Freedom not only to work from home, but from any location on any device at any time.

The fears of data loss rationalised as lower risk than personal data loss from Facebook, online shopping and the risks accepted readily with all personal things online.  After all, should work be more important that the volume of data on your personal life, your friends and your family?

The thin, everything as a service model has provided an opportunity for those that have adopted it.  Freedom from physical constraints, bespoke skills and bespoke applications.  The ability to adapt 24×7, to adjust size, scale and budget, and to provide clear cost IT provision.

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