The only constant is change holds true for business and definitely for technology. We have spent decades in our professional careers being the agents of change by evaluating and implementing new solutions. But as IT Operations become more core to running the business, new agents are being empowered to ensure the business runs to adapt to changes that include geographical location expansion and acquisition.
We have seen this need for change transcend politics. As a recent article ‘CFOs have discovered the big stick of cloud computing‘ highlights, implementing new technology is no longer a spectator sport for the CFO. While the capital cost of infrastructure has been a known budget quantity, many CFOs are now asking their CIO counterparts to think about business agility and the benefits of being able to change infrastructure quickly. We think Infrastructure as Code is part of this need for change today. Perhaps all we really need is a little push from an unlikely source.