In a recent blog post, we explored just how much of an issue shadow IT has become. The numbers do not lie. Shadow IT has permeated everywhere. But is it truly a problem in need of a solution?
In this post, you can read about real-world issues many companies can expect from shadow IT. We also share some egregious shadow IT situations we’ve encountered.
Users flock to the newest cloud app, bypassing administrators and spreading shadow IT rapidly. How does it happen? What can you do about it? We’ll show you in this post.
First, let’s look at the effects of the SaaS stampede over the last few years.
“Dire” or “upheaval” may sound like alarmist words, but we’re experiencing a massive shift in IT budgets, spending, and oversight:
If you work in IT management at any level, you likely have this struggle: I want to be proactive, but others would rather sit by until something bad happens. When it comes to SaaS sprawl, something bad has happened, you just can’t see it. In fact, not seeing it is the bad thing! That realization should jump-start you getting in front of this before something worse happens.
So how did we get here?
TL;DR G Drive is a personal file storage and sharing tool that’s been adding more enterprise features like Team Drive. Sharepoint is a much more complex tool built for organizations that can require a lot of management. G Drive currently has little in common with Sharepoint; instead, Google’s features completely overlap with OneDrive for Business.