Secure Email: Reducing the Risks of a Hyper-Connected Workforce

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We live in a time of great change, a fact that becomes especially visible when you look at our workforce, our work environment, and our technology. As more and more digital natives enter the labor force, it is increasingly important to connect anytime, anywhere. As your trusted managed services provider, Affinity Technology Partners offer secure email services that bolster your overall IT security in today’s hyper-connected workplace.

The Hyper-Connected Workforce that Reigns Today’s Business Climate

The term hyper-connected workforce refers to the vast increase in workplace connectivity occurring across businesses large and small today. Whether working from the office, the road, or home, there are a plethora of communication systems available for seamless integration and collaboration.

Digitally connected mobile and remote email communication practices boast a variety of positive benefits. Increased agility, responsiveness, productivity, collaboration, geographic diversity, and even enhanced employee retention and attraction are a few such benefits.

The expectation for a hyper-connected workforce comes from today’s new generation of employees who are constantly connected to email and work apps through smartphones and other devices. Workplace information sharing is thus expected to be constantly available from any location. This phenomenon is reshaping work practices and management strategies to ensure that more connectivity truly results in more productivity. The wave of management tools designed to help businesses manage a hyper-connected workforce can be overwhelming. Companies must make critical decisions regarding which tools to use and how to secure them.  

How Affinity Technology Partners Can Help Reduce the Risks of a Hyper-Connected Workforce

Those who fail to embrace a technology strategy that incorporates a hyper-connected workforce can often be left behind, but it is just as critical to find a balance between the benefits of these technologies and the security of your network.

The importance of secure communications for compliance can not be understated. HIPAA, FINRA, GLBA, etc. all require specific security measures be taken. Most regulatory agencies require that any PII (personally identifiable information) be encrypted in transit. This means that if a company sends customer information over regular email, they are out of compliance.

The IT consultants at Affinity Technology Partners can help you navigate this delicate balance between the security issues and the advantages of increased work email mobility. We work with your business to secure your email communication systems while enabling the deployment and management of a more mobile strategy to keep up with the demands of today’s hyper-connected digital age. It is important to implement a secure email communications solution that promotes employee connection without sacrificing data privacy, as well as one that secures workplace communications with superior IT management tools.

We secure your company email with tools that enables encryption of emails, as unencrypted emails are extremely susceptible to compromise. We recommend and implement a “policy-based” email encryption service, which provides an extra layer of security by scanning and automatically encrypting emails that contain certain kinds of information.

Since 2002, Affinity has been a go-to for IT solutions for businesses of all sizes in Nashville, Tennessee and beyond. We have made it this far and developed the reputation we have in this highly competitive industry by consistently providing high quality IT support and by employing a team of highly trained, experienced, and personable technical consultants. We take the time to get to know your company and your company’s needs so that we can provide you with a personalized service from start to finish. We are in it for the long run and always consider what is best for your company’s growth, both now and in the future.

Give us a call or schedule an IT consulting service online to find out how a partnership with Affinity can help your business today.