Just 8% of workers use cloud for office apps, says Gartner
"Only 8% of office system users employ cloud-hosted email and desktop applications, according to analyst company Gartner.
However, that figure is expected to grow rapidly in the next decade, as the number of devices that office workers use grows.
According to analyst Tom Austin, it is primarily small business that use services like Google Apps or Microsoft's Office 365.
‘Currently, the enterprises that have moved to cloud office systems are innovators or early adopters,’ Austin says. ‘Most are small firms, although a few are large or very large enterprises.’
Early adopter industries include higher education (Google Apps is free for universities), manufacturing and retail, while laggards include the intelligence sector and highly regulated segments of the financial services industry.”
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