“Enterprises won’t need systems integration and professional services if they shut down their IT Operations and move to the cloud.”
Without any context, that quote could be wildly misinterpreted, and create some angst for you. Because if you’re reading this, you’re probably a Partner providing System Integration or Professional Services, or you do IT Ops for an Enterprise.
Let’s first acknowledge that there is obviously movement to the cloud, some to private, some to public. The reality is that workloads are moving to both. The quote above, however, is referencing specifically. I mean, if there’s no IT Ops, there’s probably no private cloud.
So what’s underneath the statement? It was made in this excellent article from Mitch Wagner. His objective was not to cast some gloom & doom story …