Demand for Cloud, Mobile and SharePoint Growing
A survey of CIOs and IT directors shows that the sharp increase in cloud and mobile platforms is changing how people collaborate in the workplace, and presenting new challenges to corporate IT departments.
Although desktop email remains the preferred collaboration tool for 71% of workers, 87% of survey respondents generally and 92% of organizations with 3,000 or more employees have deployed SharePoint. While 53% indicated that SharePoint is helping their employees collaborate with colleagues, clients and suppliers, many respondents also expressed concerns about it. For example, 64% of respondents in the financial sector reported that SharePoint requires a high level of customization. SharePoint’s limited reporting and analytics features were another sticking point for senior IT management, as was its poor user interface.