Shadow tech, is the tech that is not managed by the IT department. Organisations hold the IT department to a budget; the budget creates priorities, and de-prioritised items lurk in the shadows.
A renowned former global CIO who I worked with said that shadow tech would always exist; however, we needed to ensure that shadow tech wasn't about to become a strategic tech.
The majority of my clients are within the construction/engineering industry and have budgets below 1% of revenue; they are lean, focussed and prioritised. IoT is not part of their responsibilities. IoT is managed elsewhere without the discipline and experience of the IT team.
IoT is a growing strategic IT in the shadows; what tech is lurking in your shadows?