"Shadow" use of IT in recent years is becoming a large scale. CIOs have long been aware of the fact that the whole units use public cloud services to bypass the IT department, but only recently they began to understand the full extent of the phenomenon and see the pitfalls on the way of their business.
To help CIOs meet the challenges of the informal use of IT, Cisco company has created a new software Cloud Consumption-as-a-Service. It is offered as a service and is intended for the detection and monitoring of public cloud services that are used in organisations. The idea of the scale of the "shadow" IT gives a situation analysis conducted recently by Cisco.
On average, members of the large enterprise today uses 1,220 individual public cloud services, which is 25 times higher than the evaluation of IT departments. The average number of public cloud services has increased over the last year by 112%. The uncontrolled use of such services is fraught with significant business risks - from problems with compliance with the requirements of regulators and data protection to business continuity, contingency costs and reduce service performance.
To help customers get acquainted with the principles of the use of new services and the opportunities it opens up, Cisco offers 30 days of free service trial operation.