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Cloud computing - Moving IT out of the office by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT

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8 THE DEATH OF THE OFFICE SERVER

Once the linchpin of every office, the office server is now on the verge of becoming a relic, an eBay listing, a forgotten piece of technology. CIOs and IT managers will no longer have a use for it. This is not because there is anything wrong with it, but because technology is becoming more readily available and easier to use. This is especially the case with cloud-based business applications, data storage, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) becoming the norm for many businesses. Andrew Peddie, Managing Director of First Hosted, highlights the changing landscape of business IT systems, storage and usage, and how these changes are completely transforming the technology landscape ...

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