PwC: Consumerization of IT is a security headache for enterprises

08/26/2014 | Computerworld

Employees are always looking for ways to leverage technology, but when that involves signing up for unauthorized cloud-based services without their IT department's approval, it can expose companies to a number of unforeseen risks. Analysts from PricewaterhouseCoopers point to a proliferation of so-called "shadow IT" as a growing problem for businesses. "Suddenly, shadow cloud is a potentially pervasive gateway to new and unknown risks, spiraling growth of operating costs, and potential increase in redundancies," PwC said in a recent report.

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