There’s something scary going on this month and it isn’t your neighbor’s Halloween decorations: A Rogue IT Horror Story contest is currently underway which affords business users and the IT community an anonymous, yet highly publicized platform we can share our experiences with Rogue IT , their consequences and eventual resolutions. The contest is sponsored by mobile apps provider harmon.ie.
As I’ve said before, enterprise IT needs a wake up call. People are not sitting around waiting for their command-and-control-style IT departments to offer workable solutions to their on-the-go computing needs. And while many in the community have been focused round-the-clock on just how to offer secure collaboration and productivity options that people will actually use, many others have not.
What kind of stories is the contest looking for? Risks employees subject employers to thanks to Dropbox usage is one obvious area of focus. Dropbox may be easy to use – and popular – but it’s not safe, not in the least. It puts organizations at risk for unintentional data leaks, financial penalties, lost business and (CIOs’ biggest fear) data meltdown.
AND according to a recent uSamp survey, SharePoint customers are throwing away nearly $1B each year on redundant Dropbox licenses alone.
I’m guessing IT community members can relate to these pain points and have plenty of stories to share. If you submit yours (again, it’s anonymous), you may win a free pass to the SharePoint 2014 Conference in Las Vegas or a Samsung Galaxy S4.
Winners will be announced Thursday October 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm ET in a community discussion. Join us?