There happens to be a massive impact of the dark shadow that Shadow IT casts on businesses around the globe. An EMC study is suggesting that data loss, as well as downtime, collectively cost around $1.7 trillion every year. Out of 1000+ cloud services, bulk of it can be categorized under the umbrella of Shadow IT services; those in fact even the IT administrators might not be aware of.
The users in an enterprise can at times be adventurous enough to download and use certain cloud apps (unsanctioned apps) in order to increase their production or efficiency, but at times failing to take approval from their administrators to download and also failing to not understand the consequences if anything goes wrong or beyond their control. Indeed, this adventurous nature may lead to unnecessary exposure of the organizations’ confidential data sitting on the Cloud, which they are working through, and poses a threat to the organization for data breach security and even unlawful thefts compromising Enterprise Security.
Below listed are the top 5 ways in which Shadow IT services might hurt an enterprise: