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Microsoft Survey Reveals 39 Percent of SMBs to Pay for Cloud Services Within Three Years

March 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Microsoft Survey Reveals 39 Percent of SMBs to Pay for Cloud Services Within Three Years 

Web Hosting BlogREDMOND, WA — Microsoft Corp. today released its global “SMB Cloud Adoption Study 2011,” which investigates how cloud computing will impact small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in the next three years. The research finds that 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. It also finds that the number of cloud services SMBs pay for will nearly double in most countries over the next three years.

The findings show an increasing opportunity for hosting service providers to profit in the cloud from offering services such as collaboration, data storage and backup, or business-class email. Some key findings include the following: Read more

Parallels Reveals Study of Cloud Adoption by Small and Medium Size Businesses

February 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on Parallels Reveals Study of Cloud Adoption by Small and Medium Size Businesses 

Hosting BlogRENTON, WA – Parallels announced it will distribute key findings of its study of Cloud adoption of U.S. small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) at Parallels Summit. The research focuses on current usage, growth expectations and areas of market opportunity for service providers delivering Cloud services to their SMB customers.  The research results will be published in a white paper titled “Parallels SMB Cloud Insights, (U.S., 2010)” which will be available to all attendees of Parallels Summit to be held February 23-24th in Orlando Florida.

“Parallels study of Cloud adoption by the SMB market offers unique insights into customers’ buying trends, priorities for the coming year and confirms our vision of the continued rapid evolution and growth of the Cloud market,” said Jack Zubarev, President of Marketing and Alliances at Parallels.  “This study demonstrates there is ample opportunity for service providers to offer value-added services to SMBs.” Read more

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