I’m vice president of imaging and documentation solutions at IDC, and we’ve seen the growth of the European mobile workforce driving the adoption of cloud solutions, and there are some trends.
The first is the change in the labor force, which we mean for people who apply for more than one job and part-time workers. This trend has been developing for some time, and we see this trend going on beyond 2018, while there is another trend that is bringing your own equipment policy.
When we talk to European companies, more than 80 percent are evaluating the implementation or implementation of BYOD policies, which are shifting the nature of IT infrastructure from a PC-centric model to a more device-centric model, such as a mobile tablet, which is reflected in the consumer’s eyes, so again When talking to companies, we find that they now think of the cloud as the first, and if they are replacing IT or investing in new IT, they want a cloud.
If you extend it to a hybrid solution, which is an internal deployment solution, with a further 66 percent increase in cloud components, more than 90 percent of companies are now looking to buy some form of cloud solution, as reflected in IT spending.
If you adopt all forms of cloud, it currently accounts for 65% of the IT budget, but the company thinks this will increase by another 5% over the next two years, and then continue to expand beyond that, so what they are actually using for mobile printing in the cloud.
Now that we’ve got rid of the print-centric model, it’s much harder to set up new users, they don’t have to be in one place, they don’t have PCs to put print drivers, and there are more problems, so a simple solution that makes it easier for everyone to print from the range of devices they own is the most important. One of the requirements.
From an imaging point of view, the next thing is the ability to upload and archive documents, and no longer have a physical archive of the central document file does not work. When everyone is moving, we need to digitize everything, and we see that with the device.
The third component is that once you get the documents there, you have to get people to work with them, so there’s a real need for collaborative tools to achieve that, although it’s not smooth sailing, security is a problem.
About 52 percent of companies worry about the data they store and the level of encryption, so this is an important consideration, and we’ve seen imaging vendors take these things into account with the equipment they’re producing.
So we see more intelligent interfaces on the device, interacting directly with the imaging device, putting your documents into the client and workflow, and the user interface panel becomes more like a tablet. As a result, users are more comfortable using it, and it is easier to add more complex data to get directly in the workflow, rather than scanning themselves and performing this from a PC.
In summary, one of the main reasons they adopt cloud solutions is that they have different pricing models, paper usage, monthly payments, and free solutions for security issues. You need to be able to explain encryption levels. If you store data and passwords, you need to have their devices in collaborative archiving and workflow The applications you’re looking for can be dedicated products or can connect to existing cloud solutions that they use.