Jeremy Lin and a Soaring IT Risk

Each week, more employees turn into Ed Weilands, in the IT sense: they are bringing their own technology devices to work, installing applications they purchased outside of work onto company-issued devices and, in some case, developing their own applications to help them do their jobs more effectively and efficiently.

“A number of CIOs I talk to see many of their employees starting to outpace the capability of the IT department,” Worldwide Vice President and General Manager of HP Technology Consulting Arthur Filip told me last year. “When some employees want an application or have a need for a new IT capability, they don’t call the IT department anymore. Instead, they download something, create something on their own or adapt something via open source. You have a much more technologically savvy workforce, which creates a whole new set of challenges and opportunities for CIOs.”

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