In the wake of the current crisis many businesses are finding themselves with a remote workforce and new ways of working. Collaboration tools can be an efficient way to keep teams connected and operating effectively. However, they also open the business to new potential risks.
While the usage of video conferencing tools was already on the rise, lockdowns instituted all over the world have accelerated this trend. In 2019, Gartner predicted that by 2024 around 75% of enterprise meetings would take place virtually, where as in the current situation we recognise that we are already above this number. The number of daily active users of Microsoft Teams, for example, has more than doubled from 20 million in November 2019 to 44 million in March 2020.
For businesses, this can bring a variety of challenges, not only to the way of working, but also with regard to the security of company data. We see that businesses struggle to keep up with the often urgent demands from their workforce for remote working solutions, while still ensuring their security.
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