In the old days, you had developers and you had IT people. The first group was responsible for developing code that brought new features and functionality to the table. Meanwhile, the IT team was focused on making sure that everything kept functioning, and that technology continued to support the business at hand. The developers wanted to move capabilities forward while IT wanted to make sure that such efforts would not hurt performance. Stratalux says the move toward automated configuration and operation strengthens the emphasis on code development. Therefore, IT personnel will need to establish strong familiarity with source-control systems and related methodologies that were previously the domain of the developers.