Funny article about how users are creating shadow IT departments using gadgets and downloadable software to create productivity boosters deemed non-kosher by IT, who fears these invasions of their turf.
This has been a problem and a source of innovation forever – Digital Computer used to sell their computers as "engineering equipment back in the early 80s so that invidividual departments could get around corporate computing centre standards. Absolutely nothing new here.
Though, of course, with Google tools, downloadable software and cheap computers, you could actually end up having more processing power and LOCs than central IT, if you worked on it. Sobering thoughts for many CIOs, I bet….