A recently published report by Rackspace found 43% of IT Decision makers knew of people within their company who had used cloud services outside of their IT department’s purview. Meanwhile, PricewaterhouseCoopers recently estimated that between 15% and 30% of IT spending occurs outside the IT department’s budget. PwC called this behavior, ‘Shadow IT’ while the Rackspace report calls it, ‘Rogue IT’. Whatever you call it, employees are feeling empowered to think outside their IT box. When they need to get something done and the provided resources don’t meet their needs employees are finding ways to get it.
This isn’t exactly a new phenomenon, but the numbers of IT who know and the budget estimations are interesting to note. Of course, I got to wondering about our readers. This week’s poll is simple – have you gone rogue with your IT?* Read More »