"A decade ago, there was a lot of new stuff that needed to be set up ethernet networks, directory servers, mail servers, company laptops and a lot of baby boomers who still needed helped transitioning into a computerized workplace. Those days are long gone."
This modern workplace you're referencing - the one without PCs and ethernet - where is it exactly? What do they do for network security? What productivity software do they run?
"Most of these technologies run themselves today and dont require a lot of time from IT pros to deploy them and keep them running."
This statement is absurd and marks the point in the article where the last credibility vanished.
"IT pros also spend a lot less time doing repairs, maintenance, and end user support. Replacement is the new support. In 2015, employees will just swap out their malfunctioning laptop, smartphone, or tablet to IT and immediately get a replacement device that will connect to the private cloud and/or public cloud and instantly download the users apps, settings, and data."
Perhaps, to a point. However, this unlimited swappability completely ignores budget constraints. Those are actually important.
The reality is that IT is changing, no question, but it's not going to become a tiny nucleus surrounded by ad hoc consultants any time soon. There is still far too much day-to-day work for this to be an effective solution anywhere but the most basic of networks. Anyone currently working in the industry knows that every problem solved by new technology - moving services to the cloud, for example - simply creates a new associated problem.
Technology still doesn't run itself. Sorry, Jason.
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