Citrix: The Best Way to Tackle Shadow IT – Secure Apps That Make It Easy to Get Your Work Done
From the latest app on our smartphones to the newest gadgets in our homes, many of us love to embrace innovation. After all, these technology advances improve our lives, make us more productive and help us stay connected in ways our parents never could have imagined.
That’s why so many of us use our personal smartphones for work, and jump at the chance to use the latest app or service that makes our jobs easier. And today, if IT doesn’t move as fast as you want, it’s not that hard to bypass the normal process and download that app or sign up for that cloud-based service, and leave IT out of the process. All too often, the most productive, ambitious people buy and use unsanctioned technology – Shadow IT – to speed up their work, boost productivity, or make work easier. But they might not be considering the serious risks that come with their unsanctioned technology that can threaten their career, their privacy, and their organization.
This Shadow IT trend can expose organizations to data exfiltration, malware, phishing; it can open the door for hackers to steal employee and customer identities, steal company secrets, and cause companies to fail compliance audits or violate laws. And since people go out of their way to avoid the IT department, shadow IT is tough to prevent, manage, or control.
So, what can you do about shadow IT? How can organizations give executives and employees the apps and tools they want, on the device they want, without compromising security?
Read the entire article here, The Best Way to Tackle Shadow IT – Secure Apps That Make It Easy to Get Your Work Done
via the fine folks at Citrix Systems, Inc.