According to Eurostat research, (which is the statistical office of the European Union) cloud computing services are used by one in five enterprises within the EU.
As the Managing Director of Speechpath, a cloud telephony and VOIP provider based in Dublin, Ireland, my business relies heavily on cloud capabilities. I have put together this interactive StoryMap on the ‘Top Ten Cloud Computing Countries in the EU’ to highlight the usage of cloud computing specifically within the EU region of which Ireland is part of.
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The information and communications sector is the largest adopter of cloud computing services in the EU at forty-five percent. The next highest cloud computing adopter by industry is the area of professional, scientific, and technical activities with a twenty-seven percent adoption rate.
Finland is the leading country for cloud computing in the EU. It is well above the EU average, (which stands at 19%) with one in every two enterprises in Finland using some form of cloud computing service compared to the other twenty-eight EU countries. Italy comes in second place with two in every five enterprises adopting cloud services, followed by Sweden in third place.