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Are businesses that see I.T. as a commodity missing the point?

Has I.T. become a commodity? And if so, is this new state of play beneficial to businesses? Technologists have been writing about the commoditization of I.T. since Nicholas Carr said that ‘I.T. doesn’t matter’ in 2003. And with the move to the cloud, one I.T. service can look very similar to another. There is a school of thought that says, to a certain degree, businesses just see I.T. as a product, much like buying milk, therefore all that matters is whether it’s the kind they need or not. Additionally, I.T. has certainly become commoditised at the component level. For example, there aren’t many server manufacturers of any scale anymore, because […]

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