Do CIOs Need to Worry About Shadow IT?
The jury is still largely out on whether CIOs need to be worried about Shadow IT or not. But one thing is certain, CIOs need to take a constructive approach to IT.
Tech Target defines Shadow IT as, “Hardware or software within an enterprise that is not supported by the organization’s central IT department. Although the label itself is neutral, the term often carries a negative connotation because it implies that the IT department has not approved the technology or doesn’t even know that employees are using it.”
Because of its unapproved status Shadow IT poses certain risks to businesses that other hardware doesn’t. But does this mean CIOs need to worry about it? This is what CIO set out to find in their blog post.
Do you want to know what they found? If so keep reading to find out what Myles F. Suer discovered when he spoke to some of the top CIOs in the business.
Who Should Read This Article
CIOs and IT professionals curious to know how others in their field feel about Shadow IT should read this article.
What You Will Learn
Suer spoke to many CIOs and asked them questions about Shadow IT. He shares their thoughts in this article on questions including:
- Does the presence of shadow IT make a statement?
- What can CIOs do to limit the presence of shadow IT?
- What are the business risks of shadow IT?
The jury is still largely out on whether CIOs need to be worried about Shadow IT or not. But one thing is certain, CIOs need to take a constructive approach to IT if they want their business to be a success.