Connected Enterprise Report 2016

United Kingdom

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70% of UK companies have a defined collaboration strategy – higher than the global average.

UK organisations highlight the importance of the cloud delivery model much more frequently than their global peers, however they adopt a more conservative approach to cloud deployment compared to the global average.

The top three trends affecting organisation’s Collaboration strategy are:

Move Collaboration to the cloud
Accommodate BYOD
Adopt Collaboration as a service

The most popular measures of success of Collaboration deployments are:

Successful technical implementation
faster time to market for new products
User uptake data

The most popular goals of collaboration strategy are:

Improve individual employee productivity
Accelerate decision making
Move Collaboration to the cloud

The following have sole or lead roles in collaboration strategy:

54%

CIO

33%

IT Directors mainly responsible for communications technology

11%

General manager or business unity executive


88%

Think internal communications are effective for ensuring employees benefit from Collaboration technology

77%

of decisions to implement and use Collaboration technology within your department are made without the inclusion of the IT department

37%

thinks their business unit/division adopts consumer-grade collaboration apps independently of IT and without IT’s explicit approval, because end users need to communicate/collaborate with customers, partners, and others outside our company, and apps provided by IT are for internal employees only