The IT landscape today feels like the Wild West as IT managers play “cops and robbers” to chase down and neutralize an ever increasing number of problems. Technologists are mired in an array of high-tech challenges—balancing security with accessibility, integrating legacy and new technologies, and understanding data, to name a few—while under pressure to constantly innovate. But with the speed of technology and business today, what happens when IT teams fall behind? The answer? “Shadow IT.”
TechTarget defines shadow IT as “hardware or software within an enterprise that is not supported by the organization’s central IT department.” The concept emerged more than a decade ago as companies began to acquire more technology (as well as foreign, unsanctioned software) to power their business. IT admins moved quickly to rein in unknown products, and for a time, largely re-established control.
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