A column this week by Richard Martin, senior editor of Unstrung, highlights the key points made by panelists in a session Martin moderated at the Globalcomm conference.
The panel included Dr. Pat King, head of global electronics strategies for Michelin; Luc Roy, the vice president of product planning for Siemens AG ; and Nate Walker, the senior director of product management for Meru Networks Inc.
Martin referenced a slide by Siemens’ Roy as saying “the overarching responsibility of the traditional IT department moving from ‘information technology management’ to ‘mobility management.’ In other words, the entire job description and world view of IT are being shifted by the larger transition to mobility that we are seeing in enterprises today.”
Although I totally agree with the general direction of movement - that mobility will be a dominant focus for IT in the coming decade - I think he’s going a bit far.
What do you think?