Exploring the Average Employee’s Inbox - Slide 4

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Organizations now commonly allow the use of social media in the workplace. LinkedIn is the most commonly used (in 55 percent of businesses), followed by Facebook (47 percent).

  • However, only one in three organizations believes that the use of social media in the workplace has genuinely decreased reliance on email, with the impact of social media on email usage limited by security concerns
  • 59 percent of respondents believe that current levels of social media activity increase the risk of information leaks and 55 percent believe the risk of security breaches is also increased

Just one in three emails within business inboxes hold real, immediate value, according to research released recently by Mimecast, a leading supplier of cloud-based email archiving, security and continuity for Microsoft Exchange and Office 365. Only 25 percent of email is considered essential for work purposes with an additional 14 percent categorized as being of ‘critical importance’.

The research, Mimecast’s inaugural "The Shape of Email" report, polled IT departments on email practices and the contents of the average employee inbox in order to develop a picture of the current status and value of business email. The research explores the changing nature of the inbox, remote access to email and the use of social media.


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