This short article reviews how the traditional role of an IT department is being overtaken by the pace of technological adoption in the office.

This is particularly relevant to the health and care sector with its traditionally backwards approach to the adoption of new IT. Most of us are familiar with the lack of free wi-fi in hospitals and those who work in them know how restrictive firewalls can be.

As technology evolves so should our approach to IT, control and decisions should be migrated away from traditional rigid IT departments to allow flexibility in a market that is constantly evolving.

These IT departments need to evolve too or be left behind just like the obsolete technology they replace.