The field of IT has so many wonderful new toys to play with. Cloud computing may be a little 2008-ish, but it’s still a major force in the industry. IoT is hot today, with a lot of companies ready to move past the hype and start implementing. And on-the-horizon trends like VR or AI promise even more disruption in the near future. But how much do all of these things really disrupt the IT function?
Seven months ago, Google hired VMWare founder Diane Greene to help grow up the company's cloud business. Since joining, she's been busy doing just that, hiring experienced sales and support, going deeper into the needs of specific industries, and generally helping the web giant get a seat at the cloud services table dominated by Amazon and Microsoft.
We all knew federal IT was bad, but a recent report found that it was way worse than almost anyone could imagine: The nation's nuclear arsenal, for example, is coordinated with 8-inch floppies, while a number of important tax and benefits were written in COBOL and are becoming increasingly difficult to maintain.