An increasing number of IT leaders are failing to implement Microsoft's SharePoint 2013 as users struggle with security issues around cloud technology, new research has revealed.
The survey of 620 employees from Europe and America, by AIIM, an information managment specialist, found 28% had stalled their progress altogether, while a third said they were struggling to implement it.
Another 43% said they had no plans for storing SharePoint content in the cloud, while only 6% had called their implementation a success.
AIIM, founded in 1943, said the figures were driven by user adoption and security issues around cloud technology.
The research, which examined both past and present version of SharePoint, comes after Gartner recently reported an overall decline in the level of user satisfaction in SharePoint
AIIM President John Mancini said: "There are many benefits to tapping into the power of SharePoint 2013, specifically the mobile and social aspects, yet as our research indicates, many business and IT leaders are wary of security issues around cloud technology.
"While using SharePoint can help companies of any size, as a collaborative platform and even a records management tool, it's clear from our research that, based on a variety of factors, deployments and adoption of the technology has not reached its original goals."
The research also found that 45% plan to be on SharePoint 2013 by mid-2014 thanks to improved search features and tighter integration with Outlook.
Another 9% of smaller organisations plan to move all of their SharePoint content to the 365 cloud, compared to 2% of mid-sized and 3% of the largest organisations.
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