Shadow IT continues to be a challenge for IT leaders, but perhaps not in the sense that companies have seen in the past. Traditionally, shadow IT occurs within the application stack, which creates problems because the use of IT systems occurs without the approval, or even knowledge, of the corporate IT department.

DevOps practices have emerged to help address these challenges and to unleash creativity and opportunity for modern software delivery teams. However, access to the cloud has made it easier for autonomous teams to set up their own toolsets. As a result, the shadow IT problem now manifests itself in a new way: in the tooling architecture.

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