Tag Archives: Shadow IT

Distributed IT

Distributed IT – Shadow IT rebranded

In this sixth blog of our series drawing on the Logicalis Global CIO study, CEO Mark Rogers revisits the thorny issue of Shadow IT – an issue that is both feared for the cracks it creates in an organisation’s IT estate and tolerated for the shortcut it provides to innovation. Is it time to rebrand Shadow IT as […]

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Shadow IT Department

The Rise of the Shadow IT Department

In this, the second post in a nine-part series, drawing on the Logicalis Global CIO study, Logicalis CEO Mark Rogers assesses how digital disruption is changing the way businesses procure, manage and consume technology – as well as what that means for CIOs and their teams. He looks in particular at a previous symptom of digital transformation […]

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Shadow IT is a reality for 90% of CIOs

As line of business executives take ever more power over IT purchasing, leaving CIOs out of the loop. Joanne Nelson, VP of International Marketing at Logicalis, looks at the scale of the challenge facing IT leaders and wonders if IT departments are reaching a tipping point. The results from the latest Logicalis CIO Survey tell a […]

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The evolution of IT leadership

Rob Evans examines how IT leadership has developed over the past thirty years, and what the forces shaping change today means for today’s IT leaders. The first shadow age Way back – well the 1980s – IT rested firmly in the shadows. The accounts department addressed questions about computers, for a number of good reasons: First […]

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The IT power shift: How will CIOs respond?

As CIOs increasingly accept that line of business colleagues will take over IT purchasing decisions. Mark Rogers, President and COO at Logicalis, assesses their response – drawing on findings from the second annual Optimal Services Study to argue that they are actively seeking to re-shape IT departments as ‘internal service providers’. As the first in […]

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Line of business purchasing power moves out of the shadows

Chris Gabriel, CTO Logicalis UK, looks at the implications for CIOs and IT departments of new research findings – which suggest shadow IT is now very much in the mainstream of IT purchase decision-making. It might be time to come up with a new moniker for ‘Shadow IT’.  The phenomenon of line of business executives […]

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The rise of Shadow IT – should CIOs take umbrage?

A recent article from Logicalis Australia discussed Shadow IT, sometimes know as Stealth IT, and how CIOs need to re-assert themselves in their organisations as other departments take the lion’s share of IT budget.  Joanne James, VP of International Marketing for Logicalis, takes a closer look at the issue. According to a recent survey by […]

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