When Shadow IT Goes Unchecked

Enterprises use more than 1,200 cloud services. More than 98 percent of them are shadow IT.

When employees purchase public cloud services without permission, the costs circle back to IT. These expenses include Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and public clouds, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Google Cloud.

Most Advice on Shadow IT is Wrong

Most of the advice that you read about preventing shadow IT won’t work.

Stopping shadow IT requires the right mix of policies, technology, and education.

Also, reducing shadow IT is about keeping employees informed about their responsibilities and risks when it comes to using unauthorized cloud services.

Download this guide to learn to see four examples of what can happen when shadow IT goes unchecked and the three steps you should take to reduce your company’s rogue public cloud risks.

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