Connected Enterprise Report 2016

Germany

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:

37%

CIO

34%

IT Directors mainly responsible for communications technology

12%

General manager or business unity executive


88%

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

57%

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

77%

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