There are some things that just go better together: me and television, 5 p.m. and a glass of wine, Christian Bale and Batman (sorry to you Michael Keaton fans out there).
But what about mobile and cloud? Sure, they’re twin drivers for change in the enterprise content management (ECM) world, but there are still many points that need to be addressed when combining their capabilities.
Even though these two adoptions drive optimization, people are still worried about security issues that may surface from their collaboration. While mobility is leading the way for a more convenient future, cyber attacks still weigh heavy on the minds of those thinking about making the switch.
The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) recently published an “Information Management in 2016 and Beyond” white paper that takes an in-depth look at current and future adoptions of cloud and content applications. They found that 75 percent of the respondents think that security from cloud providers is actually better or the same (27 percent) as their own servers.
The cloud can be very versatile. It can be made in the form of thin hybrid models with collaboration-only content in the cloud, thick hybrids that retain small amounts of sensitive content on-prem, so-called private clouds which often are just virtualized on-prem servers, and genuine multi-tenanted cloud. When it comes to using cloud ECM, 44 percent of users have seen reduced costs compared to on-prem, and 18 percent report reduced staffing. ECM cloud users also see operational benefits, such as, a higher level of effective collaboration and more flexible/modern applications.
Mobility makes work life convenient. Mobile access to content on the move, remote workflows, and cloud-based collaboration are all splendors of mobility that organizations are taking full advantage of. Being able to access information anywhere from any device has become a luxury that people are not willing to give up. AIIM’s whitepaper states that the two biggest benefits of having content accessible on mobile devices are staff mobility and speed of data availability.
So here’s the question – Are mobile security fears creating a risk that late adopters will be left behind the competitive edge? When it comes to going mobile, the white paper states that 76 percent of the respondents agree that they need to embrace mobile applications or be left behind.
This statistic from the study says it all – 87 percent of individual respondents are positive about moving ECM/DM content to the cloud. So why not make the switch today? For more information about ECM benefits, check out our Ultimate Guide to ECM below!