“Shadow IT”

Tarek Tomes, Minnesota CIO

“Shadow IT” refers to the use of technology within business units outside of the line-of-sight of a traditional IT organization. We really in today’s age are so tightly interrelated, everyone to some degree is a little bit of a technologist, whether they’re in an IT organization or not. It’s really not descriptive and it’s a very negative and confrontational term. It gives a sense that someone is hiding something and I don’t think that’s the intention at all.

Colin Wood

Written by Colin Wood

Colin Wood is the editor in chief of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for more than a decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT governance and public safety.

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