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Little appetite for cloud-based printing

New research from the Cloud Industry Forum reveals a slow uptake of cloudbased print and file management among UK businesses.

Bulletin - Print IT Reseller
Bulletin – Print IT Reseller

The survey of 250 IT decision-makers found that one in five (19%) organisations that have a file and print management service host it in the cloud, with a further 17% planning to do so in the near future. The remaining 63% have no plans to move this function to the cloud, preferring to keep it in-house.

Andrew Smith, Head of Professional Services at Annodata, is surprised there isn’t greater appetite for cloud-based print given the central role the printed page still has in today’s enterprises.

“There’s clearly momentum in this space, but it’s surprising to see that cloud-based print and file management isn’t even on the radar of so many businesses. Print and file management languishes at the bottom third of IT directors’ priorities and is too often thought of as trivial, yet it’s integral to the well running of a host of other business functions. Moreover, it’s one of the functions that stands to benefit most by being hosted in the cloud,” he said.

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