Is the cloud phasing out IT departments and, in turn, the CIO? For some of you that is truly a scary tale, but it's not necessarily a Halloween trick.

In her blog for Celent, Catherine Stagg-Macey discusses what the CIO of a midtier property/casualty carrier in the UK believes could happen within 10 years. She writes:

"Against the backdrop of increasingly meaningful conversations about cloud, the idea of an IT organization being commoditized to the point of removing the necessity of an IT management structure suddenly seems real.

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