Shadow IT: Ignore At Your Own Risk
It’s one of those little secrets that nobody wants to talk about…
The term “Shadow IT’ refers to apps and devices used as work that operate outside your company’s sanctioned policies and protocols.
Shadow IT takes many forms, like conversations on Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, Gmail or Skype. It can include software from Excel macros to cloud-bases storage apps such as Dropbox, Google Docs and Evernote. Or collaboration spaces like Slack, Asana and Wrike. And then there are devices: ISB sticks, smartphones, tablets and laptops within your network over which you have no control.