Use of externally-hosted web services by United Kingdom (UK) businesses 2019, by size

This statistic illustrates the share of businesses that used externally-hosted web services to host websites or email, or transfer or store data in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019. 60 percent of UK businesses used some sort of externally-hosted web service. Among these UK businesses, 62 percent of large firms (207 large firms among 1,566 businesses) used these type of services.
Externally-hosted web services can be referred to as cloud computing. The use of cloud computing considerably increased among UK businesses in recent years. In simple terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data over the internet instead of your computer's hard drive.

Share of United Kingdom (UK) businesses that use externally-hosted web services to host website or email, or transfer or store data in 2019, by size of business

Share of respondents
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Release date

July 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

October 10, 2018 to December 20, 2018

Number of respondents


Special properties

Respondents are UK businesses

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*757 micro firms, 321 small firms, 281 medium firms and 207 large firms.

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