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Rogue and shadow technology: Do you know where your IT is?

Organizations with rogue or shadow technology might be taking some risks, but they're also enabling business agility. Discuss with us in #CIOChat.

There's no way around it: Rogue is in vogue. Rogue and shadow technology arrangements -- whereby employees use applications, services and tools not formally approved or monitored by their organization's IT department -- are increasingly popular, a natural evolution in the consumerization of IT. But naturally, rogue and shadow technology set off warning bells for CIOs charged with maintaining control over their companies' IT setups. Are you ready to step out of the shadows and face the pitfalls -- and embrace the benefits -- of rogue IT?

Join SearchCIO Wednesday, March 26, at 3 p.m. EDT to discuss rogue and shadow technology, and all of the inherent drawbacks and advantages. Bart Murphy, CIO and chief technology officer at the CareWorks Family of Companies, will serve as an expert contributor during the chat, sharing his experiences with rogue technology and what makes shadow IT good or bad. Other topics we may cover: specific areas where shadow technology can be most threatening, how companies have drawn business value out of their rogue IT arrangements, and how CIOs can prepare for the next inevitable incursion.

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TechTarget associate site editor Emily McLaughlin will lead the event from SearchCIO's Twitter handle, @searchCIO. TechTarget writers, editors and contributors will participate, joined by our Twitter followers and others informed about rogue and shadow technology and how CIOs can include them in their formal IT plans.

Event details:

Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
 3 p.m. EDT
 Use and follow #CIOChat (additional hashtags include #rogueIT, #shadowIT, etc.)

Is this your first #CIOChat? No problem. Here are the must-knows:

  • To follow the conversation, type "#CIOChat" into Twitter's search bar. From this new page, click "All" to view tweets in real time.
  • Your first #CIOChat tweet should be introductory, including your name, title and organization.
  • @SearchCIO will pose a series of questions to participants starting at 3 p.m. EDT (Q1, Q2, etc.). In your tweeted responses to each question, please preface with A1 (Answer 1), A2 and so on, then remember to include "#CIOChat." Each question will follow the shadow technology theme.
  • Be aware that Twitter allows only 140 characters per tweet. You are welcome to tweet multiple responses to each question.
  • Throughout the discussion, retweet (RT) and favorite tweets you concur with and reply to those you disagree with.

Please direct questions, RSVPs or other concerns to Emily McLaughlin. Talk to you on Twitter!

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