Across all industries, rare is the organization that doesn't rely in some form on mobile apps. Whether mobile apps are used on the client-facing side, for internal processes, personal apps employed through shadow IT, or any other use case, there is likely some kind of mobile computing happening at all times in the enterprise.
You may have read someplace that "shadow IT" is a significant threat to the enterprise--the notion that the latest wave of software presented as services is taking power away from on-premise IT departments.
Few industries have as much data as healthcare, and that data is expected to increase at a staggering rate of 48 percent a year--which means healthcare CIOs and their IT teams need to find good ways to organize and store that data, and fast.
The top news stories for Nov. 20, 2014.
Why exactly are we blaming employees for doing what they need to do to get work done?
Torsten George looks at the challenges introduced by "shadow IT," who is to blame, and what CIOs can do to address them.
Blocking or ignoring BYOD can cause employees to take matters into their own hands, resulting in shadow IT that can pose security risks for the enterprise.
CIOs are usually warned about the risks associated with so-called 'Shadow IT,' but now comes word from Gartner that CIOs may be directly responsible for casting some of that shadow.
It was supposed to have been the culmination of the knowledge management revolution. But as Diginomica's Den Howlett notes, the 'shadow IT' trend has relocated that revolution outside the firewall.
The top news stories for Feb. 21, 2014.