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Why enterprises are embracing rogue IT

Sarah K. White | July 31, 2015
IT departments used to fear employees walking through the door armed with smartphones, tablets and personal cloud storage accounts. But much of that initial fear has subsided, as companies realize embracing rogue IT can lead to better collaboration with IT and more productivity from business teams.

Instead of focusing simply on supporting business applications, he says, IT departments can focus more on security, cloud services and moving the technology of a business forward.

Rogue IT is just plain good for business

Every company wants its employees to be satisfied, productive and happy in their roles. And embracing rogue IT can become a big motivator in keeping departments and IT focused on the right goals. In the end, it's less about controlling the technology employees bring in, and more about gaining a better understanding of why they turn to certain applications and hardware.

According to Mittlehauser, embracing rogue IT means that "companies can gain happier, more productive business teams and IT can concentrate on higher-level technology decisions that drive business value."


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