Many of the apps that we use every day have various alerts. We get a “ping” when
someone mentions our name on a Teams channel. We get a notification popup that an
update is available. We get an alert of errors or security issues.
App fatigue is a very real thing and it’s becoming a cybersecurity problem. The more people get overwhelmed by notifications, the more likely they are to ignore them.
Just think about the various digital alerts that you get. They come in:
• Software apps on your computer
• Web-based SaaS tools
• Websites where you’ve allowed alerts
• Mobile apps and tools
• Email banners
• Text messages
• Team communication tools
Some employees are getting the same notification on two different devices. This just adds to the problem. This leads to many issues that impact productivity and cybersecurity.
Besides alert bombardment, every time the boss introduces a new app, that means a new
password. Employees are already juggling about 191 passwords. They use at least 154 of
them sometime during the month.