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Five Tips for Overcoming Shadow IT in the Enterprise

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    Meet the needs of the business unit

    In order to accommodate the needs of the business unit (BU), IT can create and share a list of approved software and applications beyond the standard issue software. These can include "instead of xxx, use xxx" options and will serve as a cheat sheet for business units making their own purchase decisions. Following the list, the BU can comfortably make a decision and IT is assured that its introduction does not cause security risks or compatibility issues.

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Five Tips for Overcoming Shadow IT in the Enterprise

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    Meet the needs of the business unit

    In order to accommodate the needs of the business unit (BU), IT can create and share a list of approved software and applications beyond the standard issue software. These can include "instead of xxx, use xxx" options and will serve as a cheat sheet for business units making their own purchase decisions. Following the list, the BU can comfortably make a decision and IT is assured that its introduction does not cause security risks or compatibility issues.

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.