The IT manager role (car paradigm)

The “pre-cloud” era (or, before virtualization and public cloud providers): Read instructions, assemble all parts, turn engine on, let everybody drive (and then pick up the pieces):

Some assembly required…

The “cloud” era (or, virtualized datacenter, services outsourced in the cloud): Get in, put company in the back seat, CEO sits in front, CIO drives:

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