Cloud Computing and SMEs Infographic

Is Cloud computing right for your small business? Our info-graphic looks at the what, why and how of Cloud computing and how UK SMEs can benefit from this new technology.

of people believe stormy weather has an effect on cloud computing

of people think the Cloud has something to do with weather

of people have used the Cloud... but don’t know it

Some famous cloud apps that people didn't know were part of the "Cloud":


UK SMEs use the Cloud for:

Cloud-based advertising...

2010
2015

Etro estimates that Cloud technology could...

Boost the EU's cumulative GDP Growth
Create about

CEBR estimates Cloud technology in France, Germany, Italy and the UK will...

The European Commission says


Cloud tech could help 80% of organizations to reduce costs by 10-20%

The Cloud computing sector will...

Growth between 2012 and 2016

41%

 

Platform

development tools, like Heroku

37%

 

Infrastructure

storage facilities, like Dropbox

29%

 

Software

Communication services, like Gmail
45%

 Cost Reduction

  • No need for expensive, high powered computers
  • Only pay for what you use as no need for upfront payments
44%

 Mobility and convenience in accessing applications

38%

 Flexibility and scalability of IT resources

  • Virtually unlimited storage capabilities
32%

 Increased computing capacity

31%

 Increased IT efficiency and agility

29%

 It's greener

In fact, for SMEs, the cut in carbon emissions is likely to between

90% as a result of using the cloud


Cloud-based services eliminates the need for...

 
 

Cloud Apps essential for any SME:

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