At a time when companies embrace cloud technologies to accelerate application provisioning, increase availability and reduce costs, the cloud becomes a key resource for collaboration applications.
On the basis of the information from various reports, CIOs argue that the cloud is a critical factor, although the use hosted collaboration services are still less.
Whether you are operating internally managed servers in a data center controlled by the company, is that services are provided externally with little or no capital investment, the cloud is the basic platform that enables you to implement applications in an efficient, cost-effective and scalable. Half of the organizations see the migration of cloud as the main trend that affects their collaboration strategy.
Among the reasons why companies are shifting collaboration cloud stands a less burdensome management process to administer and keep current the applications on the cloud. On average, three out of four collaboration applications are still deployed on premise, whether they are managed by the internal IT department or an external provider that administers on behalf of the company.
IT organizations are accustomed to buying the collaboration technology for on premise deployment, and therefore this is the way procurement processes are set. Changing these processes takes time and is in part the cause of the slow transition to the cloud.