IT departments are losing control of how firms use computers.
A report from Forrester Research called ?The Technology Democracy? found that non-IT employees are more able to take care of IT tasks such as setting up web sites or writing applications than they have been in the past.
?IT can no longer rule with an iron hand: Forbidding Internet access, locking up corporate assets, and letting critical business projects languish in an endless queue won?t be tolerated? said Waverly Deutsch Forrester director and author of the report. ?Users will either hire outside help or build applications on their own.?
According to Forrester easy-to-use tools and improved supporting infrastructure are also responsible for the shift of control. Deutsch suggests that ?to stay in the loop IT must be proactive with information and tools - readying technology and creating guidelines in advance of user demands.?
The report concludes that IT departments will continue to set rules and define boundaries but that ultimate control will rest with end users.
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