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The changing nature of employee email usage has the potential to greatly impact the security of the information.

  • IT departments are concerned about the security implications of mobile email and remote access to emails (39 percent and 41 percent respectively cite it as a concern)
  • However, organizations are still more concerned about email-based viruses (55 percent) and email security breaches in general (55 percent)

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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