ZDNet’s Jason Hiner writes that the growth of IT made possible the productivity gains of the late 90s and early 2000s. However, now that the data centers are built and users know how to operate their technology, IT’s importance (and head count) will likely shrink. Instead, apps will become more important, and developers will have their day in the sun.
”When there’s less tech support, there’s a lot more emphasis on apps that just work. And the new app model forces developers to make apps that can deliver immediate value to users, otherwise they’ll get passed over for the next app,” Hiner writes. “This breeds a survival-of-the-fittest environment for developers, but make no mistake, there’s never been a better time to be a developer.”