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Evolution and the IT Industry – Part I

How will evolution lead to Darwinism and the Rebirth of Outsourcing in IT and business? What effects will evolution have on the way we work, the way IT is supplied and the structure of those companies who provide it?

The Death and Rebirth of Outsourcing

Massimo Cappato, Revevol, discusses outsourcing of complex IT application portfolios and the challenges faced by the IT outsourcing industry. I am borrowing the headline for this post from a speech that Eric Schmidt gave at a major Gartner event in Atlanta a few days ago: he used the words “rebirth of IT” describing how the cloud is delivering what it has been promising in the last years, and this delivered promise will enable the IT to reach new frontiers.

Software Darwinism

RunMyProcess software engineer Malcolm Haslam discusses the evolution of the software market and the new race towards “survival of the fittest”. When Charles Darwin arrived at the Galapagos Islands in 1835, as a young student, and marveled at the incredible, strange creatures that roamed the different islands, the thoughts that must have started roaming in his mind must have been on how life is what it is today.

Your Business Needs to Become a Platform

Cloud and other digital technologies are changing the landscape of IT. But the application of digital technologies is doing far more than that, creating a new Web-powered arena for business.  So what does this mean for our business models and the way we think about ‘platforms’?