Hybrid IT - an environment that encompasses a wide mix of internal and external assets and services - requires effective governance. As the line of business managers continue to move around the IT organisation to get the applications and capabilities they want, the lack of governance puts the entire organisation at risk.

Forward-looking IT leaders are now actively adopting Hybrid IT strategies as a secure bridge from the present environment - which typically means legacy systems - to more agile platforms. The goal is to reach a well-governed future state that sensibly incorporates the next wave of technologies, particularly cloud-based solutions.