What is the future of the Traditional IT Org?

Cloud Computing has fundamentally changed the underlying economic model on which most centralised “Group IT” departments were built.

Centralised IT departments were created primarily to achieve economies of scale from the capital-intensive purchasing and management of IT infrastructure in large, shared data-centres. Now, that role has been taken over by the hyper-scale cloud providers (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google GCP), and “on-demand” infrastructure is available to any department or Line Of Business (LOB) that has a credit card or purchase order number with which to procure it.