May 15th, 2012 • Posted by David Franklin • Permalink
Some impressive numbers from a study of small businesses using cloud computing -- just a few highlights reprinted here:
- 35% have experienced noticeably higher levels of security since moving to the cloud.
- 32% spend less time managing security than companies not utilizing cloud solutions.
Of SMBs already using the cloud:
- 41% are able to employ more staff in roles that directly benefit sales growth.
- 39% invest more in product development.
For those of us working with cloud applications and platforms, these kinds of results aren't surprising, but its good to see some level of quantification. Granted, the source is not without some bias, but I imagine we will see many more efforts that will confirm these kinds of results over time.
The study was commissioned by Microsoft and performed by Comscore: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/May12/05-14SMBSecuritySurveyPR.aspx