the 5 tips to manage shadow IT , without destroying innovation are as under :
1) Embrace end user innovation—don’t discourage it. Without the knowledge and assistance from IA the end users seems to be more comfortable developing apps themselves .
2)Publish application guidelines for end user app developers. Chief information Technology Officers , can encourage end user to develop by setting guidelines for governance and security.
3)IT can manage the app portfolio , developed in IT or by end user.
4)Follow the principle of realistic and determined as well as tough-minded. IT department needs to follow a policy of hard line on breaches of protocol. with some room for temperance.
5)Accept responsibilities of vendor management .
- IT should embrace users being more creative in app development.
- Guidelines should be published for end users on governance and security, so they police themselves more.
- When apps are built within third party software that has security standards, IT does not have to police them as much.
“First, it can cause severe security issues, due to unsupported and unverified technology being used in the company as users bypass standard IT security procedures. Second, if an employee stores sensitive data on a personal Dropbox or Google Drive account, the threat of violating compliance and data protection policies is omnipresent.”