Companies are facing a new “shadow IT” pandemic during COVID-19 as employees are finding their own solutions to information technology problems that often violate existing security policy.
Use of Shadow IT by employees for communications can harm an organization’s security and its culture. It also signals to employers that something is not working.
IT security teams need to develop a SaaS management strategy to mitigate and address their shadow applications to mitigate the security and compliance risks shadow IT poses to their organizations.
Many IT professionals are also starting to recognise the ability of Shadow IT to maximise operations; IT departments now set aside 40% of its enterprise budget for Shadow IT and this is only going to increase.
The economic landscape requires due diligence when it comes to enterprise level SaaS spending. Shadow IT hides wasteful spending, and organizations must manage costs associated with bulky and hidden SaaS platforms.