The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 02-26-2013

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

More Cloud Apps  The enterprise is increasingly embracing the cloud. In fact, 78% of IT leaders plan to increase the number of cloud apps for employees in 2013.

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

One Step Ahead?  Employees are glad that more cloud apps are coming, but 71% of respondents say their employees are using unsanctioned cloud-based programs in the office.

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

Unauthorized Cloud Apps  Of the unsanctioned cloud apps that employees use in the office, Gmail and Dropbox are among the most popular. That’s a scary prospect for CIOs as both apps allow for the transfer of corporate data.

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

More Security Troubles  43% of IT professionals say their employees store their passwords in a spreadsheet or sticky note.

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

Share, Share, Share  Although passwords should be kept secure, 34% of IT professionals say their employees are sharing program passwords with coworkers

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

I’m Back  Ready to be scared? One in five respondents has had employees leave the company and successfully log into their cloud apps after their departure

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

Multiple Security Models  Whether a cloud application is on-premise matters to CIOs. In fact, 34% of companies have different security models for cloud apps and on-premise programs.

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

The Same All Around  45% of IT professionals have the same security models in place regardless of whether an application is on-premise or in the cloud.

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

Mobile Devices  IT professionals report that 80% of their employees access the cloud from smartphones and 71% from tablets.

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees

Identity Management Woes  72% of IT professionals say they provide consultants with temporary access to cloud apps, leading to a host of identity-management issues.

The Enterprise's Problem in the Cloud: Employees