Employees secretly use private apps at work

A lot of employees use private applications at work without agreement with their supervisor. What is fueling the shadow-IT today?


Co-Workers have many reasons. Most of the times one of them is because self-chosen applications tend to work more easy and better or users are used to the app due to private usage. Another reason is that IT-departments, mostly overstrained and poorly supported financially, are not comprehending or reacting to employees wishes and suggestions. “The problems didn’t just pop up – sadly they intensified within the field of the cloud”, explains Bernd Länger from the IT-provider Axsos in Stuttgart. Wiretapping external IT resources is an easy task within a couple of clicks today.


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