Cloud Computing Technology Infographic: SMB State of Data Backup Storage & Disaster Readiness

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cloud computing technology infographicInstead of a soft cumulus white cloud image, the cloud computing business should use a hurricane – that’s the best way to visualize how rapidly cloud computing technology is expanding today.

See also: Cloud Computing Disaster Readiness – Be Prepared!

cloud computing technology infographic thumbnailCloud Computing Technology Statistics

To hear Jack Woods at Silicon Angle, there’s some sobering growth forecasted and he lists 20 recent cloud computing statistics you can utilize to build your case for why your company or practice needs the cloud or to appreciate why you should consider it immediately.

If your business isn’t using cloud computing technology, you risk dropping behind in the marketplace. Cloud computing technology makes it simpler to manage, share and store content and data, and the statistics show that your competitors have most likely already moved to the cloud or are about to make the leap.

Recent Cloud Computing Technology Growth Forecasts

Gartner forecasts that global IT expenditure will likely surpass $3.7 trillion this year, and the senior analyst at IDC estimates that ninety percent of the growth fueling the IT industry from 2013 to 2020 will be determined by mobile, social, cloud and big-data technologies.

To handle this rising demand, cloud computing technology providers are upping their game to remain competitive—and this places  your business in good position to take advantage of the cloud.

Employing cloud computing technology can lower many of the expenses associated with maintaining your own in-house IT infrastructure and recompensing an internal or outsource team to maintain it. Cloud computing technology can also revolutionize your company operations and strategy, particularly for small businesses.

Small businesses are transiting their operations to the cloud rapidly and reporting outstanding outcomes, according to an AT&T poll. What cloud computing technologies do these businesses utilize most often, and what advantages do they experience?  This infographic highlights poll responses that answer those queries and more.

Among other findings, small business owners are particularly impressed by cloud computing technology’s capacity to:

  • Handle usage surges.
  • Improve collaboration and communication.
  • Increase computing power.
  • Reliably back up and store data automatically.
  • Provide sophisticated email services.

Below is an infographic from CloudTweaks that explores the very crucial business of backup management and disaster recovery.*

* Derived from the Itronis 2013 ‘State of Cloud Backup‘ survey.

cloud computing technology infographic on data backup study by Intronis


Sarah Gardiner

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