IT’s New Role in an Era of Citizen Integrators and Mobile Apps

The traditional way of building enterprise applications has centered on the IT organization. In the past, if an application needed to be built, the IT organization was responsible for the end-to-end development, deployment and governance of that app. However, in today’s era of mobile and cloud apps, the demand to create bite-sized, mission-focused mobile apps is growing faster than IT resources and budget can keep pace with.

As a result, business units throughout companies are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to integrating and adopting mobile apps in the enterprise. The advent of cloud and third-party ISV app vendors makes this easy to do outside the purview of IT. Enter the “citizen integrator” or “Shadow IT” as others call it.

Citizen integrators enable business units to get the apps they need in a timely manner on their own accord. Here’s the problem: security and…

Read the entire article from VMware AirWatch here: IT’s New Role in an Era of Citizen Integrators and Mobile Apps

 



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