Small Business in a Big World

April 5, 2011

Small Business Cloud Computing: Is It Really Necessary?

Filed under: small business ideas — itbiznez @ 12:50 pm

[tweetmeme source=”LilBizBigWorld” only_single=false]Microsoft recently released their study on Global SMB Cloud Adoption. According to this:

39 percent of SMBs expect to be paying for one or more cloud services within three years, an increase of 34 percent from the current 29 percent.

When cloud computing was a fairly new concept, most small business owners ask what the heck it is. Right now though, as the study shows, more small businesses are fast seeing the benefits of moving to the cloud. This is not without risks however, as more people grow increasingly alarmed by its reliability and threats against data protection. The use of cloud computing are almost as high as its name. After all, applications such as Skype, Google Docs, Google Apps, Quickbooks Online and Box.net proves to be very effective tools of the trade, not to mention its dependability on cutting computing costs.

When you’re running a small business, every penny counts. And it goes without saying that the small business owner would rather choose an alternative solution that’s cost-effective and does the job. More entrepreneurs find it necessary to move to the cloud because of convenience and non-reliability to IT services which would mean an additional expense for their companies.

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4 Comments »

  1. Microsoft’s offerings for the Cloud include CRM, e-mail, web conferencing, online document storage/collaboration, IM and a development platform.
    Regards,
    Jodi E.
    Microsoft SMB Outreach Team

    Comment by jodie_microsoft_smb — April 11, 2011 @ 4:07 pm | Reply

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