67% of firms admit to using 'rogue IT'

Unauthorised technology is being used in 67% of organisations, according to a survey by integration firm Blue Prism.

Unauthorised technology is being used in 67% of organisations, according to a survey by integration firm Blue Prism.

The survey highlighted that almost seven out of 10 organisations see elements of what is known as rogue IT behaviour from business users, partly as a direct result of IT department budget and resource constraints and a necessary IT focus on strategic rather than tactical projects.

Despite the traditionally held view that all IT departments hold a dim view of rogue behaviour by users, the survey showed that IT fully understood why pockets of rogue behaviour exist.

IT departments were pragmatic when asked for the best way of dealing with it. A significant 75% suggested governance compared with 10% that favoured introducing measures to eradicate it.

A strong governance model, where collaboration between IT and the business is encouraged, would help control rogue IT behaviour, according to 75% of IT respondents in the survey, conducted by apps integration company Blue Prism.

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