The SMB/SME segment of business is one of the fastest adopters of cloud within their business. Given this fact, it is only logical that someone did a survey to find out what is happening within this space. Techaisle’s latest survey helps all of us get some deep insights into the minds of these businesses.
1. Cloud is established as essential IT infrastructure. Cloud is a near-universal IT priority within US SMBs – but current usage levels demonstrate that it is also a current IT reality. US SMBs are using cloud today and planning expansion of cloud infrastructure. Techaisle expects cloud momentum to continue through for 2015 and beyond, as cloud addresses some of the key IT issues faced by US SMBs.
2. Cloud is established as essential business infrastructure. Techaisle’s survey of US SMBs not only found a strong link between cloud and IT – it also found a strong link between cloud, IT and business success. The research shows that technology is viewed as critical to the success of SMB businesses, and that cloud provides a compelling response to SMB business issues; cloud also addresses constraints within the SMB market, such as the ability to adopt new IT capabilities without adding IT staff.
3. The larger cloud trend is towards deeper use of SaaS. There is no longer any sense in asking whether SMBs are investing in IaaS vs. PaaS vs. CaaS vs. SaaS – the answer, increasingly, is “yes.” Cloud plans show clearly that usage is poised for substantial growth within the SMB market, with both current IT-oriented workloads and new SaaS-enabled options finding additional user accounts. However these paths are not of identical length. There is still scope for additional use of cloud infrastructure to replace and/or supplement physical back-office gear, but there is a limit to how much infrastructure is required by an SMB. There is likely some theoretical limit on the number of cloud-based applications that can be usefully deployed within an SMB as well, but it is a much higher threshold – businesses in general, and SMBs in particular, have a large number of poorly-automated or un-automated tasks and processes which could be meaningfully improved by the use of focused, low/variable cost SaaS applications.
4. Cloud sources, spending are shaped by a combination of legacy relationships and new options. SMB cloud buyers look first to large, established vendors for cloud solutions, and many (especially in small and micro businesses) allocate a significant proportion of their IT budget to cloud. Buyers across the SMB spectrum rely on a mix of reach and breadth vehicles for insight into cloud options for their businesses.
Most organizations in this space use two cloud services massively – CRM and Email Marketing. Opting for providers who offer these on the cloud come with explicit benefits. Top amongst them is that the SME business does not have to worry about the infrastructure and software updates.
Trends also show that services which are supporting business like Email, Marketing, Service desk software, documentation storage, fax, telephone and collaboration want to move to cloud if they can trust the underlying infrastructure. All they look for is a proven cloud platform which will give them the best uptime, scalability and cost effectiveness.
The cloud is available on a pay per use model which means your initial investment is much lower than a dedicated server. Best of all, a cloud is deployed literally in minutes, a dedicated server does take atleast a few hours to be rolled out.
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