Small and mid-sized businesses are rushing to the cloud to save time and money and gain a competitive advantage. The studies all show the same trend. We have looked at a plethora of cloud computing studies and assembled the relevant statistics for you below.
- According to a Microsoft SMB Study, 78% of small businesses will have adapted cloud computing by 2020.
- An IBM survey of 2,000 mid-size companies finds66% of mid-size companies plan to implement cloud computing projects in 2017. 75% plan to do this in conjunction with IT Infrastructure improvements.
- Morgan Stanley is predicting Microsoft cloud products will be 30% of Microsoft’s revenue by 2018.Office365, CRM, and Azure will increase from 11% of revenue in 2015 to 30% in 2018.
- Response to a recent IDC client study shows those surveyed expect to increase their cloud spending by approximately 44%, and over the next two years more than 70% of heavy cloud users are thinking in terms of a “hybrid” cloud strategy.
- In a recent Amdocs survey, 80% of SMBs would prefer to get a single bill for all their communication consumptions (cloud and traditional). This is also a perceived benefit for moving all communication services to a single main service provider.
- A recent Alert Logic Security study found brute force attacks were 30% more common in on premise data centers.
- rackspace reports 75% of cloud adapters have improved service availability, and a whopping 96% say it creates less worries about outages.
- In that same survey, the ability to bundle services for cost reduction, ease of integration with the rest of the business systems, reduction in the number of service providers to the business, ability to improve current relationship with the service were also cited as reasons to purchase cloud apps and services from their main service provider.
- According to Microsoft, 94% of small businesses report security benefits since moving to the cloud.
- 82% of companies Microsoft surveyed showed reduced costs as a result of utilizing cloud technology.
- 70% of companies Microsoft surveyed report reinvesting cloud cost-savings back into their business.
- 43% of businesses operating in the cloud wished they had done it sooner.
Your business IS moving to the cloud. Now, who is going to manage it?
Now that you are moving to the cloud you will need help with development of a cloud strategy, execution of your strategy and finally management of your total environment once you are in the cloud.
Most companies, as we learned, prefer to have the ability to bundle services for cost reduction. They also like the reduction in the number of service providers to the business and value the chance to improve current relationship with a single service provider. When you add in ease of integration with the rest of the business systems, it is a simple decision to pick up the phone and call a Managed Services Provider like SECURE ITnet to help you migrate your business to the web today!!