EU commissioner Oettinger at the release of the first CloudScout report

EU Commisioner Oettinger saw the release of the very first CloudScout report at the DsIN partner event in Berlin this week. The report compares adoption and use of cloud services by small businesses in Germany and Spain based on data collected from the European CloudScout. Download the CloudScout Report in German

The European CloudScout, a novel interactive tool with 14 straightforward questions to help SME managers make a secure transition to the cloud based on vendor-neutral information on current and emerging cloud services.

Our latest analysis of the European CloudScout user statistics show that most SMEs need to have applications and data available around the clock (38%), with an increasing number of employees accessing them outside normal office hours (34%). Moving to the cloud would therefore be a vital step for CloudScout businesses users, who are well-aware of the business benefits. The top advantages cited by the SMEs are more effective use of IT (42%), cost savings (38%), and having modern and reliable processes in place (28%). The fact that only 9% of CloudScout users say their business is growing rapidly is a clear sign that dedicated information services and support for SMEs can only be a win-win for Europe and its digital single market.

CloudScout Europe was officially launched by former European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, back in July 2014, in collaboration with Digital Europe, and national trade associations (NTAs). CloudWATCH coordinator Trust-IT Services Ltd has improved the original software, turning it into a multi-lingual tool that individual NTAs can tailor for their SME members and access results to shape their support services.
CloudScout is available in the official national languages of the following countries: European version (English), Austria (German), Belgium (French), Belgium (Dutch), Finland, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Spain, and the UK.
Go to the European CloudScout - you can choose to complete the survey also in Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Slovakian, Spanish
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