Is Shadow IT Lurking Around Your Office? How to Address it the RIGHT Way
There’s a hidden danger in many companies that people may look past every day, not even realizing it’s there. But it ends up growing in the shadows putting their data security at risk.
This danger may initially take root when an employee sees an interesting cloud app online, like a task manager. They decide to use it to make their workflow more productive.
Then another employee is working from home one day and realizes they can’t get into a CRM they normally use, so they find another one and begin putting customer data into that. Before you know it, shadow IT has spread throughout your organization.
Shadow IT is the description of applications being used by employees without the knowledge of or clearance of a company’s IT team or IT partner. They’re apps that an organization may not even realize are being used with business data, so they’re outside any managed services, backups, or cloud strategies.
7 Devastating Ways You Can Lose Data from Your Cloud Services
Do you feel safe and secure that nothing will happen to your data because it’s in the cloud? Unfortunately, it might not be as safe as you think.
It’s easy to get a false sense of security when using cloud platforms because your data is available from anywhere, you can access it from any device, and those cloud services, like Microsoft 365, have uptime guarantees, right?
While all those things might be true, that also may not protect you from cloud data loss.
Services like Microsoft also warn users that if they don’t back up their cloud data with a 3rd party service, that it could be lost. Only, the warning is buried deep in their services agreements, which most users don’t read.
If you think you’ve got it made in the shade and don’t need any cloud service management or backup, you could end up with some devastating data loss because you weren’t properly protected.