"Hatless-Hackers" are driving organizational change in surprising ways

September 13, 2016 by Dr. Jian Huang

Knowledge workers from C-suites to entry-levels alike are adopting new web services to make previously difficult tasks easier to manage. However, these new solutions can result in headaches for IT departments, because many 3rd party software platforms exist in the “cloud”, which is open to business and compliance concerns due to privacy and security issues.

I recently ran across a 10,000-employee company who found their employees are using around 200 different cloud services, most of which are “not audited nor approved”. This situation could be described as a bit “chaotic”.

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Jian Huang is the Chief Executive Officer at Survature providing the vision for reinventing the way the world experiences surveys. He is a professor of computer science at the University of Tennessee (UT) researching data analysis, visualization, and human-computer interaction. His research has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, the US Department of Interior, Intel, NASA, and UT-Battelle. Jian received his PhD from the Ohio State University.