The world of work has changed. It’s become more global, more remote, more fluid. This presents lots of benefits, like the flexibility to stay home with a sick child, or to run to an appointment during work hours, but also means that communication between co-workers becomes more complicated – and more important – than ever.
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Today, we released the results of our Symphony Workplace Confidential Survey, which examined the growth of new collaboration tools and platforms entering the workplace. The findings highlight a worryingly casual attitude to workplace communications that pose a threat to businesses.
As security and privacy become increasingly important concerns for businesses and consumers alike (see Facebook’s recent strategic pivot), it’s not surprising that collaboration vendors are busy adding new security measures to their products.
Digital transformation and the digital workplace have gone fully mainstream. So mainstream in fact that 40 percent of all technology spending will go toward digital transformations, with enterprises spending in excess of $2 trillion by 2019, according to analyst research firm IDC.
One of the more curious news items circling on the internet recently includes this story about a young crypto trader who passed away sadly and suddenly – and with his death, the password to $190 million worth of his clients’ money was lost.
Business can be done from virtually anywhere, thanks to mobile and the host of different communications platforms available to most professionals today. Users can easily connect via social media, team collaboration and messaging platforms, text, personal email — the list goes on.