The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has released the third monograph from its four-part 2010 Compendium - "The Future of Information Technology: How The Next Ten Years Will Fundamentally Change the Role of the K-12 CTO." The monograph provides a detailed historical perspective on the role chief technology officers (CTOs) have played in the past, and forward-looking insight into how that role is expected to evolve over the next decade.
What will happen in the next 10 years that will lead to this evolution? The monograph notes that dramatic changes in information technology (IT) will be the result of four trends: IT Outsourcing (ITO); decentralized control over the IT environment; nearly limitless storage solutions; and mass virtualization of the data center.
The complete monograph walks readers through the parallel changes in IT and IT leadership since the 1950s, making the case that throughout history, technological advances have driven the development of the CTO profession. The monograph also includes other valuable resources, including a first-person perspective piece from the author, titled "From the Shade Tree Mechanic to the Modern-Day CIO."
The free members-only monograph is only available to current CoSN members as a PDF download in MyCoSN. To read the executive summary, please click here.
For more information about the 2010 CoSN Compendium, visit www.cosn.org/compendium.
Source: Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), www.cosn.org