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  • shadow cloud : In trying to make business users more independent from the IT department, cloud providers have been slowly creating a shadow IT ecosystem that, instead of having its own processes, many times has no process at all, consisting of haphazardly put together sets of solutions that create significant risks for companies, many times without them actually knowing about them. ¶ Shadow IT rises from two main features of cloud solutions, especially cloud- or cloud-based software: the external hosting of solutions and the pay-as-you-go business model. These, in turn, create two separate sets of risks for corporations. The former creates risks associated with IT (data security and privacy, systems reliability, disaster recovery), while the latter creates risks on the financial side of things. Over the next couple of posts, we will explore in more detail these two sides of shadow IT, and how companies can deal with them effectively. (†2741)