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Survey Analysis: SMB Cloud Adoption Plans Present Rich Opportunities for Providers

Published: 18 March 2015

ID: G00271485

Analyst(s): Robert Anderson , Ed Anderson

Summary

SMB organizations share many cloud adoption characteristics with large enterprises, and yet also demonstrate cloud adoption unique behaviors, including disproportionally high aspirations for future cloud usage. SMB cloud adoption aspirations create big opportunities for providers.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • The Larger the Organization, the More Likely They Are Using Cloud Services Today
    • Implications
    • Recommendations
  • "Cloud First" Aspirations Evolve From Private Cloud Today to Public Cloud in the Future
    • Implications
    • Recommendations
  • Adoption and Usage Patterns Vary by Cloud Service Type
    • Implications
    • Recommendations
  • Public and Private Cloud Give Way to Hybrid Cloud and Hosted Private Cloud in the Future
    • Implications
    • Recommendations
  • Cloud Investment Plans Are High, but May Not Be Sufficient to Fulfill Aspirations
    • Implications
    • Recommendations
  • CRM Applications Dominate Spending on Public Cloud SaaS
    • Implications
    • Recommendations
  • Methodology

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