DevOps in Business – Cloud or Not

“While functional responsibilities will remain specialized, innovation, implementation, and value realization must be shared between the business and IT.” And IT will need to continuously reduce its spending on “keeping the lights on” to free up resources and mindshare for innovation and problem solving.

Good article over at HBR – Yes, Managing IT is your Job

Makes a good case for tooling and automation in IT so that IT can closely align with business now and in perpetuity.  The article does not clearly call out that this model is, essentially, DevOps, nor does it delineate between traditional IT, including virtualization technologies, or Cloud.  However, it’s still a good read.

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