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by Stephen Downes
May 26, 2015

How IT and the Role of the CIO is Changing in the Era of Networked Organizations
Dion Hinchcliffe, On Digital Strategy, 2015/05/26


I know that this is the way we want to go. But I also know it's really difficult. If I need a product built, say, how do I get that large cluster of self-managing units to do it? If I need email to function on the weekends, what motivation does the SaaS provider to do that? If I need to connect my laptop to the network, why would IT security enable that? A network structure does away with command and control, but to work it has to replace that with mechanisms that motivate mutually supportive practices. And these are hard to design.

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