Chapter 15

Finding Shadow IT


When you are trying to consolidate software application landscapes or promote digitalization, so-called shadow IT stands in your way. Every company beyond a certain size uses software that the central IT department is not aware of. All those little solutions that run in business departments and that hardly anyone knows about are often business-critical.

Frequently this software was built by the users themselves. Domain experts who have no formal education in programming are usually unaware of the measures that need to be taken to assure quality, backup, security, and so on. This can become a risk, for example, when ...

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