The impact will vary by organization and industry, but the impact will be felt in any case. Individuals need to think about their business and these technology shifts and get their hands dirty now(if they haven't already). It is not enough to read about it or describe the possibilities in the abstract.
We have the responsibility plant the seeds in the mind the business and the users of the shift underway and its possibilities (and this may require actual demonstration). We may see the potential, but until it resonates in the minds of the business there will be little effective investment or change.
There is little doubt that the CIO needs to have 3rd party management as a core competency. This is expanding beyond the IT space and I wonder if the other CxOs know about this pocket of capability they should draw upon.
Last week I was interacting with a number of technologists where we were discussing the need for organizations to be more agile and the implications this may have on an organization’s architecture efforts in general and enterprise architecture in particular.
The same pressures shifting the needs of the business are present where business and technology meet and should affect the creation and use of architecture work products. Much can be learned from what’s happening in the agile development space, and applied to architecture: