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You get things such as departmental heads using their own OS to set up a cloud-based system that IT don’t know is there,” says Corbett. “There will be issues, or they’ll ask to get it supported, and IT will say, ‘hold on, we don’t even know about this, we haven’t got the budget to support this’. The boss says ‘I’m not waiting years for IT to tell me what to do. I’m going to use the stapler and envelope budget to buy something else’.
software programming tools and Internet-based services make it easy to launch new global software-powered start-ups in many industries—without the need to invest in new infrastructure and train new employees. In 2000… the cost of a customer running a basic Internet application (in Loudcloud) was approximately $150,000 a month. Running that same application today in Amazon’s cloud costs about $1,500 a month.
The term ” Shadow IT” refers to “IT systems and IT solutions built and used inside organizations without organizational approval.” In the past few years, it’s gone from being cosidered a problem to being consider something to be embraced and learned from
A Forrester Research survey of the business landscape in the third quarter of last year found that 48% of respondents were using open source operating systems, and 57% were using open source code, which are the building blocks of software. A similar survey of 300 large public and private companies conducted by Accenture this August found that half are committed to open source software, with 38% saying they would begin using open-source software for “mission-critical” applications over the next 12 months