Small business and the cloud

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Published on February 6, 2014

Author: Ascarii



Small businesses are embracing the opportunities that the cloud
offers. There’s a lot of buzz at the moment, but what’s the reality?
How could your business benefit from the cloud?

SMALL BUSINESS AND THE CLOUD Small businesses are embracing the opportunities that the cloud offers. There’s a lot of buzz at the moment, but what’s the reality? How could your business benefit from the cloud? CLOUD USAGE 80% of businesses will use the cloud by the end of 2014 Top business applications already in the cloud: Collaboration software Email 70% 45% Financial & accounting HR services 32% 23% BENEFITS OF CLOUD Top benefits that businesses report: 55% increased efficiency 49% employee mobility 32% ability to innovate 31% more IT time 25% reduced operating costs 24% been able to offer new products/ services Facts and figures: Businesses save 21% in one year and 27% in 4 years. Average uptime is 4 times better with cloud than traditional hosting TOP DEVICES FOR ACCESSING INFORMATION IN THE CLOUD 87% use a laptop 82% use a mobile PERSONAL MOBILE DEVICES AT WORK Bring your own device (BYOD) is affecting mobile use at work: 81% 72% of companies now allow use of personal devices in the office of employees use their phone at work Driving the change 73% of IT professionals say employees’ personal use of cloud has significantly influenced their organisation’s decision to use cloud 82% of employees use mobile devices to access business applications 56% 39% of employees might leave their job if they couldn’t use their device at work will be investing more in mobile over the next 5 years GROW WITH THE RIGHT SOFTWARE Cloud offers so many benefits. It’s quick to get started, easy to scale and upgrade, and has low set-up costs. So if you’re looking for business software that can grow as you do, cloud is a great solution. With the power of flexible working and 24/7 access wherever you are, it’s the modern way of running your business. Visit to see how we could help you discover the power of the cloud. Data from SAP, CDW, IBM, Google, Symantec, iPass, Oxford Economics.

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