Shadow IT and Enterprise Security – The boogeyman and the shadows

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. First off…if you aren’t familiar with the boogeyman, its the bad person in stories that are normally told to kids to keep them in line. The boogeyman is also used by adults to scare other adults to make them stay in line. IT Professionals use the boogeyman to … Continue reading Shadow IT and Enterprise Security – The boogeyman and the shadows

Shadow IT and Information Optimization

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Following up my Data Disconnect and Shadow IT post from yesterday, I wanted to talk about the 2nd area that is often overlooked when people undertake their own Shadow IT initiatives. In my previous post, I talked about the Data Disconnect. That space where the data in your … Continue reading Shadow IT and Information Optimization

Data Disconnect and Shadow IT

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Yes Shadow IT again. But…rather than rehash the things I’ve talked about before, I wanted to take some time to walk through a few issues that aren’t always discussed when we talk about Shadow IT. The first is Data Disconnect, which I’ll talk about here. The 2nd is…well…you’ll … Continue reading Data Disconnect and Shadow IT

More on Shadow IT…

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Martin Davis wrote a nice piece titled Is Consumerization of IT” really “Shadow IT” in disguise? where he asks a really great question….Is Consumerization of IT (which is something many people are talking about today) just another version of Shadow IT? I’ve written about Shadow IT many times in the past and will … Continue reading More on Shadow IT…

Clouds and Shadows – Managing Shadow IT with the Cloud

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. Cloud computing is here to stay. Oh wait…I hate statements like that.  Sorry about that. Statements like the above are made by people trying to defend the ‘cloud’ or whatever new or important product/service they are trying to sell today (or one they want to sell tomorrow). That … Continue reading Clouds and Shadows – Managing Shadow IT with the Cloud