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Oct 30th, 2008
8:10 AM - 9:00 AM
Room W209C
Mountain Time
Does IT matter? Nicholas Carr sent shockwaves through the IT community by claiming IT is a commodity that rarely provides a distinct competitive advantage. Is this true? Now Carr argues that computing is becoming a utility with massive information-processing plants pumping data and software code into our businesses. Will our in-house computing facilities become plug-in utilities? Will tomorrow's IT leader be a utility operator, a facility manager, or a strategic contributor to the institution?