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:




IT Directors mainly responsible for communications technology


General manager or business unity executive


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


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


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