Will rogue IT be the downfall of the technology department

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
February 28, 2014

VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing

One of the unavoidable truths of the IT channel is that organizations are facing the challenge of rogue IT. While there is a sinister connotation to this, it’s not quite as evil as it seems. Essentially, this is when employees use a technology tool — personal cloud storage, smartphone, tablet, mobile application — to complete a task without the approval of the IT department. 

A recent article from Information Age recapped several studies on the matter and found that it is widespread. One survey from 2nd Watch found that 61 percent of business units have bypassed IT and procured their own cloud services. Another by CEB found that 40 percent of IT spending is associated with users working on projects outside of their own department. A third from McAfee found that 80 percent of IT professionals admitted to using a cloud application without approval.

The article goes on to ask, is this a new battleground for IT departments? Tech teams versus business end users. The reality is that employees are not the enemy of the technology department.

Instead, the entire face of tech is changing as consumers have a better of understanding of gadgets and services than ever before. Because of this, internal technology teams need to start changing how they serve the business. It’s evolve or go extinct.

VARs and MSPs that understand the current landscape have become reliable resources for many companies that are struggling to make this transition. VAR Staffing helps solution providers identity and recruit the impactful talent needed for this challenge.

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