For those of you using the cloud, have you ever taken an inventory? Seriously. I highly respect Ponemon Institute and don’t typically doubt their findings. The research from this survey, actually shocked me.
“In a recent survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute, IT and security professionals estimated that 45 percent of their applications are cloud-based. The average number of cloud apps in use per organization grew to 508 this quarter from 461 last quarter. 88.4 percent of those apps aren’t enterprise-ready, and 73.6 percent of total usage is in such apps, both up from last quarter. Despite these increases, our observation is that IT is becoming more aware of this issue. They are now starting to turn their attention to what users are doing in those cloud apps.”
The shocker, was they just figured out that cloud application usage is growing, 88% of the apps aren’t enterprise ready, which seems to have come as sort of a surprise to IT, and now they are going to figure what all these end users are doing? I realize this may be extremely challenging, but come on.