Do you agree that the words “shadow IT” already sound a little quaint? The term, which only recently applied to the bad behavior of business technology freelancing seems to have fallen from the lexicon. In meetings, at conferences, everywhere I stick my foot these days, what used to be shadow IT is now just departments and lines of business going out and buying stuff.

I’m not talking about the IT that keeps your business alive and compliant with transaction management and reporting - not just to keep lights on, but to keep everyone employed. That IT isn’t in a shadow and isn’t going anywhere. That IT is executing the investments, carrying the risk and we'd have a serious mess if it disappeared.

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