Shadow IT—The Result of a Failure of the IT Department

The term Shadow IT is used when individuals within a department of a company, not IT, take tech matters into their own hands. Within a company, technology services are needed. This is why an IT team exists. However, in many cases, IT can be less than easy to work with and can be known as not being able to complete tech projects on time. Instead of waiting for the IT team to assist, individuals might take tech matters into their own hands and complete what they need, hence Shadow IT, working in the shadows of the IT department. Why Does Shadow IT Exist? The HR department or sales might need a server or an application. Instead of waiting for the IT department to gain the necessary approvals and complete paperwork, an individual of the department might go ahead and provide the needed tech components. The project is completed without the […]

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