January 18, 2013
UK businesses lag behind US counterparts in adoption of Cloud tech
Businesses in the UK are significantly lagging behind their US counterparts when it comes to adopting Cloud technology according to new research from Redwood Software. The study found that 58 percent of US businesses were already using the cloud for private data storage, compared to just 35 percent in the UK. Meanwhile twice as many organisations in the US are using Cloud technology for supply chain integration and capacity management than their Brit contemporaries.
The Cloud has the potential to transform many aspects of the way businesses function, including with regard to workplace design and management. Some of the possible implications in this regard are considered in our recent briefing on technology produced in conjunction with Condeco.
“When you look at technology adoption generally, US organisations are more amenable to trying things whereas UK organisations adopt more of a wait-and-see policy,” Redwood Software’s global marketing VP, Simon Shah, told technology website ZDNet. “US organisations are more amenable to trying things whereas UK organisations adopt more of a wait-and-see policy.”