UK businesses are starting to use more cloud services for their print and file management, so says the Cloud Industry Forum.
According to research carried out by the cloud accreditation company, this usage has increased by almost half since 2014.
The Cloud Industry Forum surveyed 250 UK IT decision makers, and found that 28 per cent of organisations currently host the cloud for their print and file management, up from 19 per cent from the same survey in 2014.
Managed print and IT services provider, Annodata, said these results confirm the growing interest in cloud-based printing within the UK.
Joe Doyle, marketing director at Annodata, said: “Cloud-based solutions have been part of the IT estate for quite some time and it’s clear that organisations have become much more comfortable with the deployment model.”
16 per cent also revealed that they have plans to use the cloud in the future.
Additionally, the research revealed that the proportion of organisations using cloud for document management has increased from 30 per cent in 2014 to 38 per cent.
Doyle added: “Cloud-based managed print services, which can scale both up and down in line with business demands, allow businesses to remain agile and maintain competitive advantage, unencumbered by unnecessary print resources and free of the time needed to manage them.”
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