Archive for June 27th, 2007

Should tactical solutions have an expiry date?

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Todd Biske raises an interesting point about tactical solutions.

Tactical solutions often become permanent because once a problem is off the radar, the importance of allocating budget and resource to the longer term strategic solution drops right down the priority list.

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32% of IT Managers say “Stamp out Rogue IT”

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

My final sneak preview of the results of the Blue Prism Rogue IT Survey measures IT attitudes towards Rogue IT.

I was a little surprised at the 32% who agreed with the statement “Don’t allow it: Users should be restricted to only the tools the IT department gives them”.

However I was encouraged that these “enforcers” were more than balanced by the 52% of “pragmatists” who chose the option “Sometimes it’s OK: IT governance is important but business users need to have some local control and influence”.

The final 5% (let’s call them the “liberals”) suggested that “The IT department is just another supplier: Users should have the freedom to implement any solutions they want.”

What are your experiences of Rogue IT?  Do you encourage or restrict its use?  Do you take the laissez-faire approach or the draconian guard’s view?

The full survey is out next week.