Gartner Research

Recreate Desktop Security After Users Move to the Cloud

Published: 20 November 2018

ID: G00350701

Analyst(s): John Girard


Traditional endpoint security issues won’t disappear with cloud usage and BYOD programs. Users may work with cloud systems, but they think locally, process tasks independently and hoard data. Security and risk management leaders must cope with the left-behind desktop workplace model.

Table Of Contents


  • Four Case Studies Demonstrate Why Business Operations Need to Change Following Cloud Migration
    • 1. The Job That Never Left the Ground Use Case
    • 2. The Unstable Cloud Folder Use Case
    • 3. The BYO Use Case
    • 4. The Offline Use Case
  • Business Units and IT Leaders Must Work Together to Solve the Persistence of the Desktop Workplace Model
    • Business Unit Responsibility
    • IT Responsibility
  • Conclusion

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