The world today
is growing unmanageably complex.
Companies are deploying more devices, communicating on more channels, allowing more remote work, and facing more and bigger cyber threats. IT and InfoSec teams are overwhelmed.
But as Zix research has found,
the companies that are doing the best job of managing the rapidly unfolding future are doing less—not more.
aren’t nearly as productive as they could be
The many modern workplace challenges
Inefficient workplaces cause damages in three areas:
Productivity, security, and compliance.
Why the Key to Productivity is a
Secure, Modern Workplace
Organizations fall short of their mission
In this new world, there will be winners and losers. Workplace friction manifests as a sprawling backlog of helpdesk tickets and drags down the entire organization.
Healthcare organizations can’t treat patients
Financial firms can’t
ensure a return
33% of patients have withheld information because of security concerns.
In 2018, 79 breaches of U.S. federal gov exposed 5.3M records.
- ID Theft Center
A lack of trust costs
Financial services firms spend $2,300 per employee on cybersecurity.
Work is going mobile
Frontline workers (80% of the workforce) need remote tools
Introducing more applications
Industry and privacy regulations create friction, audits tie up IT teams
Employees on mobile are 6x as likely to click malicious links.
28% of smartphone users don’t apply a password.
- Pew Research
79% of business leaders say new business models introduce technology vulnerabilities faster than they can be secured
Yet non-compliance is 2.71x more costly.
access to work
to the office.
to business email compromise.
Too much software creates coverage gaps
An issue arises and two vendors point fingers at one another.
A security vendor can’t monitor malicious escalations of privileges.
Records can be hacked without your knowledge.
Legal can’t track or search collaboration app conversations.
Most security teams only reevaluate after a successful attack.
Squeaky wheel policies
38% of technology purchases occur outside of IT. - Gartner
Inertia leaves mixed modern and legacy infrastructure.
But can you really blame
IT and InfoSec?
Only 60% of work time is spent being productive.
1 in 7 IT teams spend as much as one-third of their time remediating false positive threats.
70% of digital transformation efforts do not reach their goal.
The U.S. has only capture 18% of its potential from digital technologies.
More software, devices, and dependencies
Larger and more frequent threats
"Do more with less" mindset
But what happens when they
adopt a different approach?
Consolidation and a focus on unified workspaces—suites of productivity tools like Microsoft 365, sometimes called “the new work nucleus”—can pay dividends.
Security by design
Security by design
Unified suite of workplace applications (including collaboration tools) reduce the number of interfaces
66% of organizations are actively consolidating their cybersecurity vendors. - ESG
Lower chance of user error and greater protection
#1 most desirable trait in a software:
reduces team’s workload. - PulseIQ
By 2023, 50% of organizations with a direct relationship with Microsoft will switch to using an indirect partner. - Gartner
Partners with niche expertise can offset IT skills shortage.
If you secure leadership support for long-term planning, you prevent current issues from compounding.
Companies can use these principles to achieve a secure, modern workplace...
Foster a safe and
Free your IT team
for more important
Organizations that achieve digital transformation in the workplace unlock new revenue streams. The IDC estimates the economic value of digital transformation to be $20 trillion, or more than 20% of gross domestic product (GDP).
Benefits of a
secure, modern workplace
Improve productivity and responsiveness*
77% of CEOs plan to increase investment in digital capabilities.
#1 tool for productivity improvement: Technology
(People and organizational change is #3)
82% of CEOs have a digital transformation initiative, up 20% from 2018.
Foster a safe and well-governed workplace*
Top five digital workplace goals:
Organizations that promote digital trust will attract and retain 40% more customers than those that don’t.
Secure the business*
Free your team for
the important things
A Secure Cloud
makes it all work
Zix Secure Cloud is a suite of applications built on a secure platform that empowers our customers and partners to establish a secure, modern workplace where employees are productive, secure, and compliant.
Learn more at Zix.com
And it starts by rethinking how we work.
Average of 123 software applications. - Blissfully
130% increase in data breaches from 2006 to 2019. - Bluefin
Fortune 1,000 business’ odds of being hit by multiple attacks: 5% in 2005, 20% in 2015.
By 2021, 3.5 million cybersecurity-related job postings will be unfilled.
- Cybersecurity Ventures
#1 desired role: systems administrators
- 451 Research
IT budgets increased only 3.7% year over year in 2019, barely outpacing inflation