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Office 365 adoption up 50%, while AWS dominates EMEA cloud market

August 22, 2018 / Clare Hopping

A study by Bitglass has revealed cloud adoption is accelerating rapidly, with almost 85% of businesses switching to cloud-based apps and services including Office 365, AWS, G Suite, and Slack. The cloud access security broker (CASB) revealed that Office365 has seen the biggest gains since 2016, with adoption rates up more than 50% compared to Bitglass's 2016 report. 65% of organisations are using Microsoft's cloud productivity suite compared to just 19% of businesses using Google's G Suite alternative. Businesses making the most use of Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite are finance and healthcare, where adoption rates have more than doubled over the last few years.AWS is more widely used in EMEA than in the rest of the world. 21.8% of businesses are using Amazon's cloud offshoot in the region compared to 8% worldwide. Overall, the EMEA area is very receptive to cloud technologies and governmental organisations are leading the way, it would seem, with a 41.6%...