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Sept 08, 2017

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"How SMBs benefit by moving from cloud-first to cloud-only"

“The cloud is no longer an emerging technology market. In fact, 80 per cent of the Fortune 500 is on the Microsoft Cloud, and Gartner expects that by 2019, more than 30 per cent of the 100 largest vendors’ new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only. Unfortunately, adoption of the cloud hasn’t been as fast for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).


Only 64 per cent of SMBs currently use a cloud-based software, according to survey by BCSG. The good news is that 88 per cent indicate they are considering using at least one cloud app in the next 2-3 years. Early adopters characterise the current market.”


“The key then to helping SMBs shift to the cloud is to offer SaaS applications, such as Microsoft Office 365 and G Guite, alongside a cloud data protection strategy and solution such as – By combining cloud-based software with data protection and recovery, SMBs can be more assured that they won’t become one of the 32 per cent of companies that have reported data loss from their SaaS applications (2013 study by Aberdeen)

If an SMB loses data without a cloud-to-cloud backup and recovery solution in place, getting their data back can be complicated. According to the Salesforce website, the price of their data recovery is a flat $10,000 USD—a large price for an SMB, and that doesn’t cost the downtime and man hours required to recover the data; if it’s recoverable at all.”

Article Author: Kelly Vo

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