The common frustrations that line-of-business (LOB) leaders express when it comes to IT can be summed up succinctly: Delivery is slow, and flexibility is lacking. LOB leaders want to improve important business processes but feel limited by what they receive (or don’t receive) from IT.
To get around the deficiencies and roadblocks they perceive with the IT department, LOB leaders increasingly:
LOB leaders are even starting to get their own technology budgets for nonstandard software solutions, spawning the term “departmental IT.” To stay relevant, IT departments must be prepared to rapidly enable innovative solutions for the business. The question is, how?
According to a survey by enterprise cloud migration and management firm 2nd Watch, 93% of business units say they are using the cloud for services they need to conduct business. The survey also found that 61% of business units bypass the IT function completely. Instead they choose, fund, and manage cloud services on their own.Read the Article
In a study from telecommunications industry analysts at Frost & Sullivan's Stratecast, more than 80% of survey respondents admit to using non-approved SaaS applications in their jobs. The study also showed that the average company uses approximately 20 SaaS applications. Of these, as much as 35% are non-approved, that is, purchased and used without IT oversight.Read the Article