According to Zen, 41% of UK business leaders think security is their biggest challenge day-to-day as 81% cite issues with the existing communication and collaboration tools.
Security is a growing priority with 60% rating it more important now than previously. As a result, over a quarter (27%) of business leaders are looking to modernise their communications.
This comes as the 2025 Switch off date looms, with only 15% of SMEs having a formalised plan for migration, compared to 20% of large businesses.
Without plans in place, unofficial and unauthorised channels will emerge, opening up inconsistencies that cyber attackers can exploit, says Zen.
Head of Product Lee Houston warns: “Our research has found many businesses are still grappling with establishing a stable and secure environment for their operations.
“Organisations must actively put enabling technologies in place to help them transition and support hybrid working securely.”