AMCIS 2017 minitrack on shadow IT
Shadow IT is a widespread phenomenon and includes systems, services, and processes that are not part of the “official” corporate IT. Existing research recognizes negative aspects of the phenomenon such as security, compliance, and efficiency issues but also potential advantages such as faster technical innovation and flexibility. Estimations indicate a large extent of dissemination of the Shadow IT in organizations and trends such as Consumerization and Cloud Computing are reinforcing this. Despite its relevance in businesses, the topic is still an emerging research area and only slowly gaining traction. Our minitrack aims to discuss different facets and characteristics of the Shadow IT phenomenon and the resulting transformational challenges and opportunities it generates for the use of IS in organizations. More information can be found at the AMCIS 2017 website.
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