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Regain control and ownership of all your corporate data

There are many popular and well-regarded cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps that help employees become more productive and collaborate more efficiently. Apps make the work-life easier by a variety of functions; some solve very specific tasks whereas others are the backbone of an entire business. The digital workplace would not sustain without these apps, and their popularity is growing.

Uploading corporate data is never risk-free

However, there are two sides to every coin. While SaaS solutions add tremendous value to its users and to the business, they challenge the business‘ data security. Uploading corporate data, personal data, and even credit card details to the app vendors´servers is certainly not risk-free. No matter how much we trust the app vendors. This includes apps that are approved and even promoted by IT.

The fact is that the use of external apps exposes the organization to several problems, ranging from a lost project or customer data and hidden costs to violation of employee privacy and confidential R&D data being publicly published.

Apps will inevitably find their way into most organizations

There are ways to block unauthorized apps from executing, reinforce the corporate IT policies, and disable local admin. However, apps will inevitably find their way into most organizations as they are useful and add value. What we recommend is that you regain control and ownership of all your corporate data including the data in external third-party apps.

PEDAB DOC services for shadow data management

PEDAB Data Operations Center (DOC) services for shadow data management are the perfect solution for these challenges. Our solution acquires and filters data from third-party apps and cloud services using IBM Watson technology. The data is then stored and made available utilizing Cristie Nordic services. The whole solution is containerized and available as SaaS, hybrid, or on-prem according to your needs.

Deploying PEDAB DOC services will help you regain control and ownership of all your corporate data including the data in external third-party apps. This is important to your organization in multiple ways. In addition to protecting you from data security breaches, it will, for example, enhance the value of your Intellectual Property assets as well as decreasing several risk factors that result in better terms for funding. Similarly, it will provide more credibility for your processes and documentation, resulting in a competitive advantage in bidding quality. It may even help to harvest new business opportunities by making the otherwise silent information visible.

Contact Markku Luoto, Business Unit Manager at Pedab, for a free shadow data assessment template for your organization at markku.luoto@pedab.com. Or connect with him on Linkedin.