Lost in the Cloud: Readers Take On Nick Carr


Late last month, we posted an excerpt from Nicholas Carr's new book, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google.

In it, Carr, an influential author and blogger, says traditional IT departments will die as more and more companies acquire broadly available services and data over the Internet.

Our readers fired back with a mix of support and criticism. Some IT pros said they're seeing this happen overwhelmingly. Others say there's merit in his theory, but that he misses the bigger picture when it comes to IT operations. Still more think he's completely off the mark.

Is Carr onto something? How do his theories resonate with you and what's going on in your company and IT department?

Join the conversation by posting your thoughts below.