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Shadow IT has always existed as a boot-legged alternative to the corporate IT department, driven by internal SMEs. However, with the inadeptness of legacy systems and the consumerization of contemporary IT technologies, this trend has been on the rise.
Gartner had predicted that by 2015 about 35% of the enterprise’s IT expenditure will be outside the CIO’s budget. Interestingly, Gartner had also predicted that by 2017, the CMO will control the larger chunk of the IT budget. This means that soon, the CMO will control new technology purchase decisions, while the CIO will spend his budgets updating existing infrastructure. Irrespective of how this CMO vs. CIO battle pans out, it is pretty clear that shadow IT is on the verge of stepping out of the shadows.
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Mobility has been on an accelerated growth trajectory since the dawn of the new millennium and it continues to grow at a pace that is unprecedented. Hence, it comes as no surprise that mobile plays a big part today, in providing enterprises with business critical data that is both, insightful and actionable. On the other hand, the success mantra behind any digitally transformed enterprise is that they don’t stop experimenting; they’re constantly eager to explore new avenues within the digital ecosystem. Add to that, enterprises now realize that Mobility is not just about embracing mobile; it is about embracing the mobile ecosystem, which comprises of cloud, analytics and wearable amongst other things – the 3rd Platform, as IDC dubs it. This is why we believe that we are at the crossroads of what could possibly be the rise of Enterprise Mobility 2.0.