Shadow IT: What is it and how to discover and harness itJanuary 07, 2020
I have had the pleasure of leading IT departments in three different organizations. In the early days (the 1990s, 2000s) IT departments did it all. They built networks, installed the wiring, provided and managed servers, computers, and printers, email systems, and all the software applications. IT managed corporate applications such as HR, Payroll, and accounting systems. Shadow IT wasn't a thing back then other than perhaps the occasional person who had a family member in a computer store who could get them a great deal on a computer for less than the IT department could.