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2014’s Cloud Application Usage Statistics

By:Christine Fettinger

We often hear the term cloud being thrown at different directions. Information can often be misleading when there is no solid evidence to which product is better than others. But now there is―according to CompTIA 61% of Small Businesses use the cloud for business productivity.

Service providers must provide credibility in order to become more efficient and reliable. 28% of cloud users have trouble identifying a public and private cloud. Most find the terminology confusing. Check out our public cloud glossary  and private cloud glossary.

Another take on Cloud Application is security. Most are beginning to see the benefits of security in the cloud. Prospective buyers are consistently educating themselves before purchasing, thus stressing the importance of trial subscriptions.

CyberStreams is a certified Microsoft partner. Microsoft datacenters have tremendous amount of security involved. They’ve built and managed datacenters for over 25 years! Has your IT staff been managing over 100 datacenters with over 1 million servers? When they speak of full-time security―they definitely have it 24×7.

52% use the cloud for email, which should be no surprise. Early cloud adoption starts from email. To familiarize themselves they test the cloud waters by signing up or subscribing to a cloud providers’ free or trial subscriptions. The pros outweigh the cons when we pair an on-premise server versus one towards the cloud. There are many factors to consider when selecting a cloud solution. Below we find compelling facts on Enterprise IT versus Cloud-Scale.

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Source: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/cloud-os/global-datacenters.aspx & http://www.comptia.org/resources/5th-annual-trends-in-cloud-computing

The results are in and we need to utilize cloud IT. Small and medium sized businesses need direction towards hiring and retraining their IT department. By analyzing daily operations we can improve workflow. As customers become comfortable towards these new changes; 48% of customers demand cloud solutions. Employees are increasingly tech savvy and demand solutions at a moment’s notice. In this day in age, a millisecond is an eternity.

This is also a great opportunity to reassess existing policies and procedures. If your current IT situation is in need help. We suggest a free no obligated reevaluation of your current IT processes, contact us today at (425) 2_74-1121.