By Tom Trainer
Senior Vice President and Global CIO
BTM Global Leadership Council
When I began my career in information technology, it was still the era of the “glass house,” the room that held our only computer. It was enclosed for climate control and located somewhere in the back of the building or the basement. It was there because when computing came along it was just tacked on to a business already in progress. We who labored in the glass house mostly used the computer to process transactions.
When we think back on those days, we usually remark that our smallest laptop today has more computing power than the machine, an IBM 360, that occupied the glass ...