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Podcast: IT department facing extinction, says CapGemini CTO

Cap Gemini CTO Carl Bate explains to Computer Weekly's Karl Flinders why the IT department - at least in its current form - will soon be a thing of the past.

CapGemini Chief Technology Officer Carl Bate says the IT department in its current form will die.

As Google expands its business products and services portfolio and Microsoft attempts to get a foot in Yahoo’s door software as a service is the future.

Talking to Computer Weekly's Karl Flinders in London’s bustling Soho, CapGemini CTO Carl Bate explains why the IT department - at least in its current form - will soon be history.

In particular he identifies three trends associated with the Internet that he believes are changing the IT department: the fact that (almost) everybody is connected to the Internet, that workers and IT equipment are inseparable, and that businesses are increasingly moving towards IT services rather than products.

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This was first published in May 2008

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