01-09-2015: IT's Disconnect

IT organization charts show development and operations executives and staff as equals but operations staff that function on that premise do themselves and their organizations a disservice. There is a pecking order: the lines of business and corporate offices gives direction to and fund development; development, in turn, delivers and maintains the applications portfolios; and operations ensures that the applications are available as desired by the lines of business, corporate offices, and development. With the advent of the cloud this is more important today than ever before – developers have a choice and can work around operations more easily than ever before.