A recent Wall Street Journal article reporting on cloud security details the trends of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) when it comes to benefits of cloud adoption and the overall trend of outsourcing the cloud.
Cloud adoption statistics show 7 percent of small companies and 17 percent of mid-sized companies showing some kind of cloud activity in early 2010, which quickly doubled just 18 months later to 13 percent and 36 percent, respectively.
Benefits of adopting an outsourced cloud (running applications and storing data on a managed data center’s servers) for small to mid-sized businesses:
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