IT Departments Won't Exist in Five Years – Network World

The closer relationship that has been developing between business and IT has left some wondering about the changes this will bring to IT departments. Lucas Mearian reports on the “generation gap” seen in IT today as well as predictions for the future of the IT department:

Kathleen Schaub, vice president of research firm IDC’s CMO Advisory Practice, said many corporate IT organizations now report to the head of the business unit it’s assigned to. ‘The premise is that wherever IT sits in an organization will dictate what they care about,’ she said. ‘If they’re in finance, they’ll care about cost cutting. If they’re in operations, they’ll care about process management. If [the company] decides it wants to focus on the customer, they’ll put it in marketing.’

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