New Survey from Elastic Shows Finding Business-Critical Content is a Significant Problem in a Remote Work Environment
Research Reveals 60% of Employees Spend More
Time Looking for Content and Documents than Sending Emails
Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) (“Elastic”), the company behind
Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, today announced new survey
results that show office professionals at primarily remote
workplaces are having difficulty finding the business-critical
content they need during their workday, reducing productivity and
taking time away from more important, priority activities.
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The survey of 1,000 U.S.-based office professionals, conducted
by Wakefield Research on behalf of Elastic, found that 60% of
respondents spend more time digging for documents than they do
replying to messages or emails. This staggering percentage
highlights one of the most common issues that America’s
professional workforce faces: Where is that file?
As employees adjust to blended work environments, or shift
completely to full-time work-from-home positions, they’re forced to
reconcile their file management issues. In fact, nearly 50% of
survey respondents said they’d rather have all their files
organized than have a dedicated workspace in their home.
The need for better business content management also adds to
employees’ daily stressors. Survey data showed that 81% of
respondents had a hard time finding documents when a boss or client
put them in the hot seat, and 1 in 3 (33%) survey respondents said
they frequently have issues finding the documents they need when
asked for them.
Businesses are grappling with managing their workplace content
organization and search systems. Nearly 3 in 5 survey respondents
(58%) say a quick search for files and documents is a top-three
problem to solve to support remote work in the future — including
nearly 1 in 5 (18%) who rank it as the number one issue to solve
for. And, 41% of upper management office workers say quick file
search is the top problem to solve for their employees.
Learn more about the survey results and the need for a better
workplace search solution in the Elastic blog and review the survey
data infographic here.
- “Much of the professional workforce has settled into the
work-from-home or hybrid working lifestyle and employees are
leveraging the multitude of workplace applications needed to get
their jobs done every day,” said Matt Riley, VP, Product
Management, Elastic. “Industry research reveals that the average
enterprise runs an incredible 200+ different SaaS tools in
aggregate across departments, creating platform overload for
employees looking for specific content or files. Organizations need
to look to solve this growing issue as their workforce expands to
become more digital and Elastic Workplace Search is the answer. It
is truly the one-stop answer shop for the virtual workplace,
boosting team productivity by unifying content platforms and
providing the ability to search across them all, at one time.”
Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage.
Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started
quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for
enterprise search, observability, and security, built on one
technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding
documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats,
Elastic makes data usable in real time and at scale. Thousands of
organizations worldwide, including Cisco, eBay, Goldman Sachs,
Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia,
and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded
in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around
the globe and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC.
Learn more at elastic.co.
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