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The Big Bang for IT

Most IT organizations today are on a collision course that promises to significantly diminish their performance and effectiveness. The impact of this collision will further crowd out investments in strategic, innovative and value creating IT initiatives, commoditizing careers and undermining IT's authority in the eyes of senior executives.

The question is whether forward-looking IT executives will see the dangers ahead and change course in time to reposition their organizations for the impressive opportunities that also are emerging.

The collision ahead is where today's data explosion meets the coming implosion of talented professionals capable of managing this data. Trends on the horizon suggest that IT executives must now confront this issue, as with other emerging talent issues, if they are to ensure the strategic success of their organizations and demonstrate that IT still matters a great deal.

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Near-Term Implications

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