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What is shadow IT?

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G. Jabez

G. Jabez

G. Jabez
G. Jabez

Answered Jan 05, 2021

Shadow IT speaks to information technology systems deployed by departments other than the Central IT department other than Central IT department to work around in business organizations. The shortcomings of the Central data systems, Shadow IT practices are essential for organizations.

Shadow IT is the usage of information technology systems, devices, software, functions, and services. Shadow IT can enhance employee productivity and drive modernization. It can also introduce serious security risks to your organization through data leaks and possible compliance violations.

One of the reasons employees engage in Shadow IT is to work more efficiently. The speedy growth of cloud-based consumer applications has also contributed to the popularity of Shadow IT.

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E. Reyes

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E. Reyes
E. Reyes, Builder, graduate, Birmingham

Answered Dec 23, 2020

Shadow IT is referred to as information technology systems. This is composed of different systems that are used not only by the IT department. This will make sure that the issues of the central information systems will be determined and also addressed.

There was a time when this used to be limited and people also know that using it will have some possible complications. One example is that using it may heighten the chances of the data breach. Shadow IT will have no backup and recovery and losing data is something that can possibly happen. There may be some contractors who will be able to see data that they are not supposed to have any access to.

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Samantha Stewart

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Samantha Stewart
Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered Dec 18, 2020

Shadow IT, with respect to big organizations, can be described as information technology systems that are deployed by any department, apart from the central information technology department, to explore whatever might be the shortcomings made by the central information systems. Shadow IT can also be referred to as fake IT, rogue IT, client IT, embedded IT, stealth IT, or feral IT.

The shadow IT systems are seen as an essential source of innovation, plus these shadow systems are very likely to become prototypes for a solution in central IT in the future. Shadow IT solutions, in contrast, brings risks with organizational requirements on an increment level with respect to control, security, documentation, reliability, etc.

In large organizations, information systems can be seen to be a source of frustration for the users. And the other departments in the organization would come up with independent IT resources so as to avoid the limitations that come with the solutions provided by the central IT department.

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M. Delilah

M. Delilah

M. Delilah
M. Delilah

Answered Dec 11, 2020

Shadow IT utilizes information technology systems, devices, software, applications, and services without the explicit IT department approval. Shadow IT has increased by leaps and bounds in current years by introducing cloud-based functions and essential services.

While shadow IT can enhance employee productivity and inspire innovation, it can also pose serious security risks to your company through data leaks and potential compliance violations. One of the primary reasons why employees participate in shadow IT merely is to work more efficiently. The precipitous growth of cloud-based consumer applications has also boosted the implementation of shadow IT.

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