SME/small business cloud computing

The SME/Small Business Guide to Cloud Computing

The hype surrounding cloud technology is raging yet thousands of bosses are still in the dark about what it means for their businesses. According to statistics from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) – an independent body set up in 2009 to regulate cloud operators – UK business is divided when it comes to their adoption of cloud-based IT. Of a 450-strong sample, made up of senior IT and business decision makers in enterprises, SMEs and public sector organisations, polled in January 2011, almost half had consciously used a form of cloud computing within their organisation. And the private sector is leading the way, with far more having adopted cloud already than its counterparts in the public sector. Private firms employing 20 people or more are at the forefront of the current cloud revolution.... »