Business applications are subject to continuous change. In particular, the typical cost drivers that only arise in the course of a project - above all, functional changes and integrations - are repeatedly underestimated and are responsible in the long term for the failure of even very large IT projects.
Every day, critical business data lands in specialist departments in self-built mini-applications à la Excel - shadow IT is growing. However, in terms of data integrity, data security and availability, these applications represent a business risk for companies. A conversation with mgm project manager Thomas Kneist about the background of shadow IT and possible ways out.