Storing company data outside company walls is not yet seen as a natural or easily accessible choice by African decision-makers.
This is the conclusion of a study conducted by the international consulting firm EY on dematerializing (or cloud computing) in Africa between September 2020 and March 2021. The study examined 89 companies that made a minimum turnover of €10m. Although 75% of the panel surveyed confirmed that they use the cloud, users are generally satisfied with just employing the basic aspects of this technology.
Office tools rather than data hosting
Using software as a service (SaaS) – such as Microsoft 365, which specialises in office tools, or the SAP customer management software – is more common than remote data hosting, which requires defining real-long term strategies. In this respect, private companies are more advanced than public administrations.
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