Cost savings drive businesses to the cloud

A survey of C-Level senior executives, developers and other industry delegates has found that 72% of respondents identified cost as the key benefit of using the cloud for the storage and sharing of information, followed by 12% citing the technology’s ease of use.

The results also identified a growing reliance on effective mobile solutions, with 89% advising that either they or their workforce now spend more than three hours a day working from a mobile device. A further 91% noted that being able to use apps to maintain certain business processes while away from the office was of great benefit.

“The way in which companies are encouraging their workforces to operate is clearly shifting, and our latest survey is indicative of a growing trend that is seeing employees becoming increasingly mobile,” states Dave Norris, Director and Co-founder of ManyWho. “The need to be agile is clearly now a core enterprise priority, as is the importance of identifying business solutions that can be swiftly adopted without sizeable overheads. This is reflected by the rising uptake in cloud-based solutions by UK firms.”

The survey also revealed growing levels of interest in the IoT and a BYOD approach by organizations. Asked about these emerging technological trends, the overwhelming majority (91%) believed that the IoT will have an impact on business in the next three years, while 83% of respondents advised that their companies now have a BYOD policy in place.

80% of respondents also identified the use of multiple Management Information Systems as an obstacle that is damaging business processes within their organizations. A further 77% advised that the cost of building workflow applications is a key barrier to app development, followed by a lack of internal resource (14%).

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