San Mateo, California (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
Traditional enterprise boundaries are fading as organizations embrace disruptive communications. In a survey of 1,600 global workers carried out for Alfresco by Loudhouse, an independent research agency, reveal user demands are being heard and, if IT can adapt to meet these needs, can drive a new era of enterprise productivity.
“This research confirms what we have been hearing from our customers: BYOD and the use of consumer cloud apps is a response to limitations in enterprise productivity tools - not a revolution against IT,” said Doug Dennerline, CEO of Alfresco. “This survey shows that progressive IT organizations are listening and in fact, are often driving the use of disruptive tools despite being caught between enterprise requirements and user needs. With so much work happening beyond enterprise walls, it is time for a new class of enterprise tools that meet both user and enterprise productivity needs.”
According to employees surveyed, 78 percent of business users see their number of business connections increasing by 20 percent over the next two years as they rely on greater communications with customers (57%), employees based off-site (55%) and employees based on-site (51%) to propel business. Yet only 18 percent of respondents describe their company as extremely effective at connecting people and sharing knowledge to move business forward.
Key report findings, include:
Security drives business and IT decision making; users focus on speed while IT targets compliance.
Employees are frustrated with BYOD limitations.
Employee demands are being heard; IT is moving, but not fast enough.
IT’s role needs to become information enablers.
Research Methodology: 1600 total online interviews across eight global markets were conducted in May 2013 for the Extended Enterprise survey. Organizations that participated had a minimum of 500 employees and spanned a number of industries including financial services, the public sector, publishing and manufacturing.
Alfresco empowers teams to share, save and manage content on one platform across cloud, on-premise and mobile enterprises. More than 7 million people in over 180 countries use Alfresco to collaborate, process and power over 4 billion files worldwide. Whether on the go or in the office, Alfresco gives Fortune 500 companies a competitive edge to solving market challenges. Founded in 2005, Alfresco is headquartered in Maidenhead, outside of London with U.S. headquarters in San Mateo.