Attention, IT Department: You are no longer needed.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your employees have declared you redundant. If the statements above are any indication, these non-IT-employees have transcended their departments to a higher plane where IT is unnecessary: a relic from a bygone era; a dinosaur waiting for the meteor to hit. Even tech spending is drifting away from IT: one-third of a company’s total tech purchases are made by people who don’t report to the CIO.
While your employees may not recognize the importance of IT, others do. This trend — where employees take IT into their own hands by using devices, apps and software for business without IT’s approval — is called Shadow IT and the loosening of IT’s control over security threatens to topple businesses everywhere.
Isn’t it time the IT department regained control? Continue reading “Businesses: You Can’t Keep Ignoring Shadow IT”