The Impact of Shadow IT:
Why Digital Transformation is Leading to Greater IT Financial Accountability
Perhaps you didn’t know this “phenomenon” had a name, but Shadow IT describes the procurement and use of IT-related hardware, software, or services without the explicit approval of the IT department. The incessant pressure put on business leaders to increase the productivity of their teams, eliminate bottlenecks, and provide immediate problem solving to quickly serve customers has driven the adoption of many digital transformative technologies and services. As business leaders adopt these technologies on their own – decentralizing the technology environment – a gap widens between business units and IT teams. This gap is what is known as Shadow IT and accounts for 30-40% of IT spending in large enterprises.
In this eBook you will discover:
- Strategies to identify and audit for Shadow IT and recover those costs. You can’t fix what you can’t see!
- Why decentralized IT causes greater cybersecurity risks for your organization.
- How to address Shadow IT with your business leaders and get it under control.