Eric Tesug <(Address removed)> said:

The IT professionals surveyed said that after virtualisation, cloud
computing (24 per cent) has the single biggest positive impact on the IT
role.

Yeah, it mainly gets rid of it!

All you need is an Administrator on a cloud system plus a load of wi-fi bandwidth. Then, you just let the people pick whatever tech they want to use. Tablets, smart phones, desktop PCs, Macs, none of it matters, as long as the 'workers' know the protocols when accessing the company's cloud.

Why does the IT of the company ever need to be in the hands of over-paid 'guardians' that control what spec it should have?

Ridiculous old fashion and irrelevant idea!