A recent survey of small to mid-sized businesses shows many more expect to start using cloud-based email in the next 6 months.
This should come as no surprise. With continuing reports of data breaches from lost mobile devices and office break-ins, it's no wonder that, according to a recent report by SpiceWorks, 16% more SMBs expect to adopt cloud email within the next 6 months.
Currently, over half of SMBs use cloud email. If the survey numbers hold up, almost two out of every three will be using it by Spring 2014.
The Risk in NOT Using Secure Cloud Email
From 2008-2012, over 442 million data records were breached, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. Over 100 million of them were on portable devices. And that's just U.S records.
At an estimated $150/record, the cost to business during that period was about $60 Billion, plus the loss to consumers and your reputation.
Certainly some of those breaches were much larger than others, but having your employees wander around with mobile phones and laptops holding private customer information in emails is still risky. Disregarding the size of the breaches, 21% of the incidents involved portable devices.
Secure cloud-based email hosting like Greenview Data's helps protect your customers and you from the risk of data loss and breaches. For one, you don't store emails on your laptop, phone, desktop or server.
Incoming email goes to our fault-redundant data centers. You can read and reply to them using a secure https connection (like the one to your bank) anytime, anywhere, from the browser on any web-enabled desktop, laptop, tablet or smart-phone.
Further, since your emails are stored off-site, you don't risk losing them when your power goes out or your server goes down.
How to Learn More
Greenview Data's suite of cloud email is built for business - from our secure redundant data centers hosting our private email cloud, to our compliant policy-based email-encryption and full email archiving with emergency email access, to our own top-rated SpamStopsHere premium email spam and virus filtering.