How is Your Data Shared? 10 Surprising Stats

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These 10 shocking stats reveal the danger shadow I.T poses to your data security. Stats that you can’t afford to ignore when you consider that 88% of cloud applications aren’t enterprise-ready and 84% of UK CIOs fear they are losing control of I.T.

10 statistics that reveal the risks to security when Shadow I.T is used for data sharing, on a scale that I.T leaders are only just beginning to grasp.

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The stats above demonstrate the risk Shadow I.T poses to your data. However, your data security being compromised by Shadow I.T is not a forgone conclusion. Working with your employees to take the innovation from Shadow I.T and bring it securely into the Enterprise can create a situation that is the best of both worlds. For this to happen you, the I.T specialist, need to become a hero and lead your employees into the light.


  • It’s easy – and dangerous – to ignore the scale on which your data is probably being shared in the public cloud.
  • The extent to which your people are using Shadow IT should tell you a lot about what they really need to help them share data securely.
  • By far the majority of cloud applications would fail your compliance test – so make it your priority to discover why people are still using them in your business.

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