As a small business owner, you’ve probably heard people talk about the benefits of cloud computing, but numbers can sometimes be far more convincing than words. Here are just 4 cloud computing statistics that should make small businesses stand up and take note.
- 82% of Companies Saved Money by Making the Cloud Network Part of Their Infrastructure
Small businesses tend to operate with a small amount of capital, and so saving even a little bit of money can be hugely beneficial, allowing them to keep more in the bank or invest in the future. Cloud computing can help enormously. You’ll reduce your need for onboard systems, and work can be done remotely by contractors to save time and money.
- More than 80% of Companies Increased Productivity by Using Cloud Services
Within a smaller business, the performance of each worker is vitally important. After all, you’ll tend to have one single person performing a role that would incorporate entire departments in larger companies. As such, even a small boost to productivity matters, and an 80% boost is certainly nothing to sniff at. Cloud computing tends to increase productivity by making it easier to collaborate and allowing people to work remotely using their own devices.
- 44% Annual Growth is Expected in Workloads Over the Next 5 Years
An annual growth in workloads of 44% annually is predicted for public clouds within the next 5 years. That figure sounds pretty good in isolation, but it becomes even more significant when you compare it to the figure expected for on-premise workload growth, which experts set at around 8.9%. If you want your small business to be a part of that growth, it’s time you should consider investing in the cloud.
- 50% of Companies Have Reported Transferring Sensitive Data Through the Cloud
One myth that still surrounds cloud computing is that it puts your security at risk, but this myth seems to be disappearing, with half of companies surveyed reportedly transferring sensitive data over the cloud. Cloud programs have become incredibly secure, with multiple programs used to encrypt sensitive information and prevent data loss. And since cloud programs can update automatically over the web, you’ll never lack the latest security.