Software developer Reckon warns that poor IT habits are putting small firms at risk of data security breaches.
Research conducted by the company shows that one in ten (10%) small business owners and employees regularly share confidential files on personal devices. One quarter of small business owners and their teams save documents onto desktops rather than a central server.
Bad habits are most prevalent in younger businesses, with 16% of businesses founded within the last 10 years regularly emailing files to personal addresses in breach of data security guidelines. This compares to just 7% of companies aged 10-20 and 4% of those aged 20-35.
Reckon believes people tend to adopt bad habits because they want ease of access when working remotely and like to keep documents they need close to hand.