UK SMEs “Benefit” From Using Cloud

Jul 03, 2014

Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are reaping a multitude of benefits from cloud computing, a UK insurer has claimed.

Towergate Insurance drew together various research about all things cloud to create an infographic demonstrating a number of statistics relating to how SMEs use new technologies.

According to their document, cloud computing can reduce business costs by around 10-20% for 80% of organisations.

When asked why they chose to use the cloud, 45.5% of SMEs said cost reduction, 44.9% said mobility, 38.9% said flexibility and scalability, 32.9% noted increased computing capacity, 31/7% appreciated IT efficiency and agility while 29.9% liked have a “greener” option.

The infographic goes as far to claim that 90% of cut carbon emissions in SMEs is a result of using the cloud.

When it comes to usage, smaller businesses say they use the cloud for hosting services, backup services, hosted emails, data storage and booking systems.  

To view the full infographic, click here. 

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