Is "Consumerization of IT" really "Shadow IT" in disguise?
What is the difference between Consumerisation of IT and Shadow IT? Both are user driven IT purchases (or free services) being brought into the enterprise, quite often without IT involvement.
CIOs have long battled against Shadow IT and how to prevent, control, deal with or remove it. The arguments for doing this have usually revolved around security, compliance, supportability and business risk. Although IT's fear of losing control has been an underlying theme.
A couple of recent articles got me thinking about the changing world of technology and what the Consumerisation of IT really means to companies and their IT groups.
What the influencers are saying
Leadership team issue, not just the #CIO: RT @ECIOForum: Is "Consumerization of IT" really "Shadow IT" in disguise? http://t.co/Qhmc93Ji
Good point. RT @PeterKretzman: Leadership team issue, not just #CIO. (re @ECIOForum on "Consumer IT" vs. "Shadow IT" http://t.co/uoxw2GuE )