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.