Managing Shadow IT in Public Sector Agencies

Shadow IT in the Public Sector
Shadow IT in the Public Sector

Is your agency experiencing Shadow IT? If you’re answer is no, you are most likely very wrong. And while Shadow IT has a rather nefarious name, nine times out of 10 it’s not a malicious practice, rather a direct result of the many positive changes happening today in the world of workplace and mobile technology.

One trend that is driving Shadow IT is the evolution of video. Infrastructure-based videoconferencing systems are dying a slow death and software based services are rising to take their place. Also, the enterprise adoption of video conferencing had been veering towards the use of consumer-grade services rather than the ones built specifically built for enterprise use, supported by the emerging trends of BYOD and other enterprise mobility-friendly concepts.

That said, videoconferencing is a very positive change in the way we do business today. But to use it, it’s vital that you stay on top of the latest cyber security issues related to videoconferencing, BYOD, and Shadow IT.

This free, easily downloadable whitepaper  will explore:

  • The value of enterprise-grade videoconferencing services and solutions in the context of the current state of the industry.
  • The growing popularity of free consumer-grade video applications such as Skype, Google+, or Facetime
  • The resulting “shadow IT” risks and threats for organizations adopting BYOD
  • And the main reasons fueling this trend, as well as the how IT can curb these practices to promote secure, cost-effective, and performance-intensive video conferencing services.

If you are already using video collaboration systems in your agency or organization, or are considering adopting this very positive business trend, click here  to download Video, Security and the Risks of Shadow IT in the Public Sector now.