According to Symantec, the average enterprise organization was using 928 cloud apps at the end of 2016, up from 841 earlier in the year. CIOs, however, reported that they thought their organizations only used 30 to 40 cloud apps. That puts the delta between perception and reality at almost 900 applications.
Well Imagine this: an employee(s) wants an application – and without blinking an eye, they simply pay for it with their personal or company credit card, download, install, and begin utilizing it before IT and procurement have the opportunity to assess the risk or cost it could present to an organization.
Now, let’s move the calendar forward one year: when half a department or even the organization is using it – undetected and unsanctioned. Sound familiar? Frightening, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be.
Join Flexera for a webinar to learn how to identify unsanctioned app usage and spend at your organization and the tools and processes you can leverage to ensure Shadow IT isn’t putting your company at risk.
During the webinar, you’ll learn: