Is Shadow IT Still A Problem?
Business 2 Community, August 7th, 2019
August 7, 2019,
Volume 257, Issue 1

Shadow IT: you've probably heard of it. Also known as Stealth IT, this refers to information technology (IT) systems built and used within organizations without explicit organizational approval or deployed by departments other than the IT department

A recent survey of IT decision makers ranked shadow IT as the lowest priority concern for 2019 out of seven possible options. Are these folks right not to worry? In the age of public cloud, how much of a problem is shadow IT?

What is Shadow IT?

So-called shadow IT includes any system employees are using for work that is not explicitly approved by the IT department. These unapproved systems are common, and chances are you're using some yourself. One survey found that 86% of cloud applications used by enterprises are not explicitly approved.

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