New Bitkom study: Cloud in Germany is booming

Two out of three companies in Germany used cloud services last year – including more and more smaller companies. This is the conclusion of a recent study by Bitkom Research. Accordingly, the proportion of cloud users in German companies has increased from 54 to 65 percent compared to 2015. In 2014, the value was still 44 percent. For the study, 554 companies from various industries were interviewed with at least 20 employees.

Especially smaller companies have caught up, according to the latest study. Cloud usage in companies with 20 to 99 employees has increased by 12 percentage points to 64 percent. In companies with 100 to 1,999 employees, the contribution increased by 7 points to 69 percent. “Cloud computing has become the basis technology of digitization in many companies,” confirms Jürgen Schröder, Managing Director of Tec Media Services. “In many cases, cloud computing not only lowers costs, but also makes operational processes more efficient.”