IDG Contributor Network: Is shadow IT something CIOs should worry about?

Pervasiveness of shadow IT I talked to several CIOs in the #CIOChat recently about shadow IT.Their collective wisdom is shared in this post. The first thing that impressed me in this chat is that the CIOs know the numbers. CIOs shared what they had learned from Cisco, Gartner, and Brocade. Cisco found that shadow cloud […] Read more »

3 Ways Shadow Analytics May Be Working Against You

Analytics is popping up in more functional areas of businesses, outside of IT’s control. Like BYOB, the trend is inevitable. How will your organization manage it? InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:10 Ways Predictive Analytics Improves InnovationIDG Contributor Network: Is shadow IT something CIOs should worry about?MariaDB adds support for big data analyticsMicrosoft is working on tools […] Read more »

ManagedMethods brings shadow IT and shadow data into the light

This column is available in a weekly newsletter called IT Best Practices.  Click here to subscribe.   At the recent Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Gartner VP Neil MacDonald spoke about the technology trends for 2016 that provide the most effective business support and risk management. Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) are number one […] Read more »

CIOs: Shadow IT is actually great for your cloud strategy

In a survey, cloud security broker vendor CipherCloud found that 86 percent of cloud applications used at workplaces are unsanctioned. That’s a pretty big percentage. Obviously, the security vendors have an incentive to raise such fears about shadow IT, so take this claim with much salt. However, the issue merits attention. I don’t see shadow […] Read more »

CIOs: Shadow IT is actually great for your cloud strategy

In a survey, cloud security broker vendor CipherCloud found that 86 percent of cloud applications used at workplaces are unsanctioned. That’s a big percentage. Obviously, the security vendors have an incentive to raise such fears about shadow IT, so take this claim with much salt. However, the issue merits attention. I don’t see shadow IT […] Read more »

IBM tackles ‘shadow IT’ with a new cloud security tool for enterprises

If there’s one thing that can strike terror into a CIO’s heart, it’s the security implications of the cloud; if there’s another, it’s the “bring your own” technology trend. Combine the two, and you’ve got the motivation behind IBM’s new Cloud Security Enforcer. Thanks to having set up used a private email server while U.S. […] Read more »