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Cloud Adoption - 2012

 

The information contained in this report represents sample data from an IT survey among the more than 2,000,000 IT professionals globally, across 196 countries who use Spiceworks to manage IT networks at their companies.

 

Categories of services

Small/Medium Sized Business and Cloud Computing

Who is using Cloud Computing?

Small/medium-sized businesses’ of IT professionals who are among the one million global users of Spiceworks at the panel of Spiceworks exclusive Voice of IT® Market Research Program at 2010 showed that 14% of them were currently using Cloud solutions then. One day you may suddenly realized that no one ever using the file server..
And you may face that all of your employees, especially the ones in their 20's were using Google Docs and Drive to share and collaborate on all of their office documents.

 This year according to Spicework report which includes 300+ Smb IT pros, file sharing e-mail and productivity are leading for Cloud. And especially file sharing takes the growth of 52%.

According to Voice of IT small companies are more aggressive with cloud adoption than larger SMBs and security is the main concern among SMBs.

What are the services around for SMB's?

Google Apps & Drive - Office 365 & SkyDrive

IBM Smart Cloud for Social Business - Dropbox

Rockspace Cloud Files (with Jungle Disk)

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For those of you with security and privacy vigilant clients, clients with huge data stores, or clients in poor or unreliable bandwidth areas, most probably there is no need migration to cloud for you. But for everyone else, you probably migration is under consideration.

What is gong to happen to IT staff?

The role of the SMB's IT manager actually becomes even more strategic and complicated as SMBs invest more deeply in cloud services. Some small businesses that have relied on outside

IT services companies in the past considered bringing someone on staff to manage the big picture, while outsourcing.

For cloud services, here are the reasons:

1) Moving to the cloud requires disciplined data management.

2) As different services are adopted from different cloud service providers, someone must maintain a holistic view of a company’s entire IT footprint.

3) Someone needs to figure out how cloud services should interact and integrate with remaining on-premise applications.

 

In 2003  IBM sparked the trend with its on-demand computing. At 2005, Amazon recognized the potential market for IaaS and PaaS solutions and launched its EC2 service less than a year later.

Fast forward five years, and almost every tech startup all around world relies in some way on EC2, Windows Azure, Google Apps Engine, or similar IaaS and PaaS services. However, it  is SaaS solutions with popularity in SMBs have driven cloud computing adoption and innovation.

Estimation of Gartner and Forrester reports by 2014;

  • IaaS will grow to $10.5 billion,
  • SaaS will grow to $63 billion ,

Techaisle’s recent cloud computing survey offers a trove of helpful information:

  • 46% of SMBs who’ve adopted cloud computing services use only SaaS business apps;
  • 26% use only IaaS;
  • 26% use both SaaS business apps and IaaS

As for why SMBs are so eager to embrace SaaS solutions, businesses cite simple installation, minimal configuration, on-demand everywhere availability, and integrated web-based data backup as some of the most desirable features of SaaS products.

  • 69% of SMBs prefer to procure SaaS apps from a single trusted integration specialist or vendor.
  • 40% of SMBs desire more training opportunities
  • 36% of SMBs cite lack of app customization as the primary SaaS drawback
  • 41% of SMBs have experienced cloud service integration challenges
  • 49% of SMBs want faster deployments

Small%Medium Business
 

OECD's numbers for Turkey (2000) show that:

OECD's SMBs numbers Income group is lower-middle

About our traning for SMBs

With Roll Out Cloud traning program we first begin with Foundation traning, while doing that we note the needs for that SMB and we plan next step together.

We are aware of most of the needs since we ourself also an SMB. We very well know that an SMB worker must wear hats in a different time zone. And we also know that the time has much more value for SMBs, therefore we together do the traning plan. PayDeg's first goal is train SMBs to ease their work. We are also very well aware that none of SMBs are administering same way. Therefore needs are varies.

Please follow us at conferences too, in İstanbul and in Ankara. We will publish about conferences we are going attend at our web page; Conferences

No matter the size of your organization while running your business wouldn’t you prefer to devote your time to strategic thinking and growing the business instead of bothering with software licensing, hardware rollouts (or fixing old hardware), and the security of your expanding stores of customer and supply chain data (to say nothing of intellectual property and other digital assets)?

I bet you would.. So what is the solution? The cloud!! Leveraging hosted software-as a-service on whatever devices are affordable and keeping your employees happy means your attention is on the business while cloud providers deliver everything you need online. Pay the Internet bills and go change your world.

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