Connected Enterprise Report 2016


Germany  Germany

German companies are significantly more internationalised than their global counterparts. This has a significant impact on how they should approach collaboration investments.

Deploying collaboration in the cloud on an ‘as a service’ basis is high on the agenda for German companies – much higher than the global average.

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

Adopt Collaboration “as a service” (web-based apps in a subscription model)
Accommodate BYOD
Embrace consumerization of IT for Collaboration apps

The most popular measures of success of Collaboration deployments are:

Successful technical implementation
Cost saving data
User uptake data

The most popular goals of collaboration strategy are:

Accelerate decision making
Improve individual employee productivity
Improve sales revenue

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