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70 percent of UK employees use unauthorised cloud services at work

A study of over 350 IT professionals reveals that 70 percent of employees are using cloud technologies that are not managed or supervised by their company.

The media industry, with 83 percent of employees using unauthorised services, is leading the ranking, compared with manufacturing at the bottom of the list, still with 49 percent of their workforce using uncontrolled cloud tech.

Commissioned by Cloudstanding.co.uk, the research was conducted with IT professionals, managers and C-suite executives in the UK, across a variety of sectors, ranging from SMEs to enterprises with 5000+ employees.

Just over 45 percent of these IT professionals identified employee mobility, which has experienced significant growth off the back of emerging cloud services, as the biggest business need in the next year, followed by disaster recovery and big data analytics.

Further results from the survey reveal that 40 percent of respondents were concerned about deployment and 37 percent, about the complexity involved in the use of cloud technologies.



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