Shadow IT and the Fragmentation of Company Knowledge | Beyond Marketing | Scoop.it

One of the side-effects of the proliferation of new communication services is that IT departments are struggling to control which services are used, and where corporate data is stored.

The growth of “bring your own device” (BYOD) has been widely reported – employees using their own phones, tablets and other computing devices for business purposes. IT departments have now become increasingly well equipped to handle this trend, reap the benefits it offers and mitigate the risks. But the emergence of “bring your own application” (BYOA) is less well understood, and typically harder for IT departments to manage.

One of the side-effects of the proliferation of new communication services is that IT departments are struggling to control which services are used, and where corporate data is stored.

The growth of “bring your own device” (BYOD) has been widely reported – employees using their own phones, tablets and other computing devices for business purposes. IT departments have now become increasingly well equipped to handle this trend, reap the benefits it offers and mitigate the risks. But the emergence of “bring your own application” (BYOA) is less well understood, and typically harder for IT departments to manage.


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