The rapid spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caught many decision makers off-guard and prompted a series of emergency measures. Many companies have shut down their offices and are requiring employees to work from home. Travel is being cancelled and replaced with virtual meetings. Supply chains are being disrupted. However, businesses aren’t shutting down; instead, they’re adapting to new and often untested ways of doing business. And therein lies a critical problem for most of them: are their email, collaboration, security, archiving, backup, encryption, DLP, disaster recovery, compliance and other systems capable of meeting their compliance requirements? Will employees be using personally-owned platforms and solutions that bypass the corporate security infrastructure? Will data be backed up and archived properly? Will sensitive and confidential information be adequately protected? Do companies have the solutions in place to enable employees to meet virtually instead of physically?
VP of Information Governance, Smarsh
Robert Cruz is Vice President, Information Governance for Smarsh. He has more than 20 years of experience in providing thought leadership on emerging topics including cloud computing, information governance, and discovery cost and risk reduction.
President, Osterman Research
Osterman Research was founded by Michael Osterman in 2001. Since that time, the company has become one of the leading analyst firms in the messaging and collaboration space, providing research, analysis, white papers and other services to companies like Microsoft, America Online, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo!, Network Appliance, IBM, Google, Hewlett Packard and many others.