EMEA cloud adoption continues to ‘outpace the world’

Bitglass, the Next-Gen CASB company, releases its second annual ‘EMEA Cloud Adoption Report’, which reveals rates of cloud adoption and deployment of security tools across Europe.

The findings show that EMEA cloud adoption continues to “outpace the rest of the world”, with 84% of EMEA organisations migrating to apps like Office 365, AWS, G Suite and Slack to leverage the productivity and cost benefits of the public cloud.

The results found that EMEA cloud adoption rates have increased by 27% since the initial study in 2016.

Furthermore, Office 365 is the most widely adopted cloud application across EMEA; 65% of organisations now use this application – an increase of 51% compared to Bitglass’ 2016 study. Usage of AWS far exceeds the rate of AWS deployments globally. Worldwide only 8% use AWS while in EMEA that figure rises to 21.8%.

“The results of this survey reinforce what we found in our 2016 study – organisations in EMEA are embracing cloud productivity apps but still lack the security tools necessary to protect data,” comments Rich Campagna, CMO at Bitglass.

“In cloud-first environments, security must evolve to protect data on many more endpoints and in many more applications.”

The report found also that more than three times as many firms use Office 365 when compared to Bitglass’ 2016 study; G suite remains popular in France with 30% adoption and Spain 40%; 21.8% of EMEA organisations now use AWS, compared to just 8% worldwide, and less only 47% of organisations have an SSO tool in use.

Written from press release by Leah Alger