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The Long-Term Impact of Web-Scale IT Will Be Dramatic

Published: 20 August 2013

ID: G00254070

Analyst(s): Cameron Haight


Web-scale IT will disrupt the status quo with respect to vendors and enterprise end users. Traditional IT suppliers will become less relevant to enterprise IT leaders, as will traditional modes of IT service delivery.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Will Web-Scale IT Occur?
    • IT Operations Maturity Largely Remains "Stuck"
    • The Total Cost of Conventional Technology Is Oppressive
    • Technology Complexity Continues to Increase Costs and Risk
  • Why Will Web-Scale IT Not Occur?
    • The Necessary IT Skills May Not Be Available
    • Initial Technology Transformation Costs May Be High
    • Many Vendors Will Push Back Against the Movement
  • Where to Begin With Web-Scale IT

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