Shadow IT

Decentralization of IT Spending Puts Data at Risk
Decentralization of IT Spending Puts Data at Risk

Recent insights from IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide: Line of Business demonstrates that corporate IT spending by non-IT business units continues to rise. And it’s that decentralization that puts data at risk. Here’s an overview — and insights on how to address it…

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The Growing Challenges in Combating Shadow IT

Shadow IT is a huge and growing problem. Organizations must find the right balance of policy, processes and supporting technologies in order to regain visibility into the endpoint and the cloud where data is living in the ‘Shadow,’ all without becoming overtly restrictive and re-enforcing the negative-yet-well-meaning behavior that led to the growth of Shadow IT in the first place! IT Business Edge polled...

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Seeking Clarity for IoT
Seeking Clarity for IoT

When it comes to IT acronyms and technical jargon fly fast and free. We’re always looking for a new way to name things, it seems. Shadow IT. Shadow Data. IoT. Shadow IoT. Security of Things. The desire for clarity through naming conventions can overshadow the message. When it comes down to it, most of the conversations are actually the same. It’s about data security. And...

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Security in the Cloud Requires Visibility
Security in the Cloud Requires Visibility

There is a rapid enterprise movement toward the cloud, and yet such movement has remained uncoordinated. Gartner estimates that less than one-third of enterprises have a documented cloud strategy. This has led to an explosive growth in Shadow IT and Shadow data as well as application development that is uncoordinated and inefficient. When it comes to the current security landscape, Gartner research has identified...

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