The report shows that the current digital landscape within the companies surveyed is not meeting the needs of employees. And compared to last year, some problems are even getting worse.
Over a quarter (28%) use instant messaging to share sensitive or private information, creating a major security risk for enterprises.
Tw- thirds of tech workers (66%) use non-approved communication apps because they are less likely to be monitored or tracked. Secure methods that track user access and support the use of watermarks are rarely used.
Unsanctioned apps and software, referred to as shadow IT, can lead to information being shared on unsecured systems, and cause communication to be fractured and siloed in the enterprise.
These communication challenges go beyond security risks -- the report also highlighted restrictions in knowledge-sharing.
Almost three-quarters (72%) of IT professionals said that they work remotely at least one time per week. Over two-thirds (68%) say remote work presents challenges that could be solved by better technology solutions, and a digitally centric work culture.
These challenges include: being left out of in-person meetings (55%), and missing out on important information (57%) that was communicated in person.
Two-out-of-three respondents (65%) collaborate with three or more different departments throughout a given project, which creates the potential for information silos that inhibit productivity.
So, why are IT pros putting their data at risk and leaving their organisations vulnerable?
Millennials and Gen Z in the workplace are embracing non-traditional workplace structures, interesting perks, and a willingness to work for a smaller company, or lower salary to get a creative company culture.