Gartner Research

Unsanctioned Business Unit IT Cloud Adoption Will Increase Financial Liabilities

Published: 31 March 2016

ID: G00293279

Analyst(s): Stewart Buchanan , Jay Heiser , Brian Lowans


Business unit innovation to exploit data is driving revenue growth, but the unsanctioned adoption of cloud services (SaaS and BPaaS) is driving increased risks of data breaches and financial liabilities. CIOs and CISOs can use this research to mitigate the risk.

Table Of Contents


  • Use Data Security Governance to Balance Local BUIT Growth Objectives Against the Risk of Data Breaches and Financial Liabilities
  • Deploy Shadow IT Discovery and Data Protection Tools to Enable the Safe Selection, Deployment and Notification of Unauthorized Cloud Services
  • Use Data Security Governance to Develop and Orchestrate Consistent Security Policies Across All BUIT for Each Prioritized Dataset

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