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Shadow IT Framework

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Shadow IT Framework is a use case which provides detection of the services uncontrollable by the Security and IT departments, such as file-sharing services. Shadow IT is a term often used to describe information-technology systems and solutions used inside organizations but managed outside of, and without the knowledge of, the IT department, in other words without explicit organizational approval. Using of Shadow IT is partly driven by the quality of consumer applications in the cloud such as file sharing apps, social media, and collaboration tools. In many ways Shadow IT is helping to make businesses more competitive and employees more productive. But, from the other side, Shadow IT solutions are not often in line with the organization's requirements for control, documentation, security, reliability, etc. This also can become a compliance concern when, for example, an employee stores corporate data in their personal DropBox account.