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A large Financial Services client was interested in understanding how many of their IT applications were sanctioned and how many were considered "Shadow IT". In addition, they also wanted to know how much of Shadow IT was anchored in the Cloud.

Bottom Line

The summary points of how WorldLink helped TCB: Increased Revenue, Lowered Risk, Technology Enabled, Data-as-a-Service, Goverened by Enterprise, Defined ownership, Increased Efficency, Flexibility to Scale and Reduced time-to-market of data availability.


  • Conducted a Shadow IT assessment by installing an application that looked at their proxy server
  • Uncovered over 700 Cloud applications being run in the Client environment over the two week assessment
  • This included roughly 10 applications that were compromising financial data into a public Cloud application
  • Rationalized through the list of Cloud application and provided the Client with direction on how to manage their unauthorized portfolio of Cloud applications
  • This included sun-setting Cloud apps and standardizing on some of the Cloud applications
Client Outcome
  • The Client received immediate value by disengaging the use of Cloud applications identified as risky. The Client then worked with WorldLink to standardize on some of the Cloud solutions like ECM, storage, and P & Iaas usage. WorldLink implemented the Cloud usage discovery tool as a part of the security tool portfolio, providing a continuous Cloud monitoring capability.
  • Enhanced Secure Operations
  • 30 Days to select a CRM, ECM and Single Sign On Solution
  • Quick and efficient solution

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