Five Tips for Overcoming Shadow IT in the Enterprise

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Deploy tools that enable you to monitor services running outside your physical environment, and encourage your business unit IT professionals to use these tools. By unifying your solutions, you not only simplify the management of your infrastructure, you achieve greater insight into how your resources are being used to ultimately reduce degradations and disruptions.

With a little insight and open communication, IT can help enable users while mitigating the risks often associated with third-party apps and services in the workplace. IT needs to bring users out of the shadows without affecting their productivity.

Shadow IT is here to stay! By enabling capabilities that make it easier for employees to do their jobs better, shadow IT has cemented its place in organizations. IT has a choice. It can embrace it and effectively manage the shadow IT initiatives to ensure that company policies are being complied with. Or it can reject it, and run the risk of being branded as an impediment to success and continue fighting a battle IT cannot win. The following are five tips for managing shadow IT in the enterprise, identified by Chris Smith, CMO, Zenoss.

 

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