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SMBs turning to the cloud

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Cloud computing solutions are more likely to be implemented by small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), a new study suggests.

The data, which was collated by Spiceworks, shows that the technology is gaining in popularity among SMBs with 14 per cent currently relying on the service.

Furthermore, the report found that 62 per cent of SMBs will continue to utilize the applications over the coming year.

"Small companies with little existing infrastructure and outsourced IT are moving most quickly to the cloud, whereas larger SMBs are taking more measured steps due to considerable investments in onsite technology," said Jay Hallberg, co-founder and vice president of marketing for Spiceworks.

As a further breakdown, the Spiceworks study states that SMBs in North America and Europe are less likely to adopt the service when compared to other regions, while technology companies lead the way in terms of making the switch.

A recent survey by the Yankee Group suggested that utilizing cloud-based services is key to business innovation.

Posted by Richard Jones