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45 Facts about Cloud Computing

  1. Cloud Computing is up to 40 times more cost effective for an SMB, compared to running its own IT system.
  2. 70% of businesses report that they’ve been able to reinvest funds back into their business as a result of moving to the cloud.
  3. 59% of SMBs using cloud services report significant productivity benefits.
  4. The US Federal Government saved $5.5 Billion per year by shifting to Cloud Services.4
  5. In 2016, 77% of companies plan to increase cloud security expenditures for mobile and cloud-based services.
  6. 94% of SMBs have experienced security benefits in the cloud that they didn’t have with their on-premises service
  7. 62% of respondents of a Microsoft survey said their levels of privacy protection increased as a result of moving to the cloud.
  8. Recovery times for SMB are four times faster for businesses using cloud computing when compared to those not utilizing cloud services.
  9. For SMB, energy use and carbon emissions could be cut by 90% by using cloud computing, saving the environment and energy costs.
  10. 70% of SMBs reinvested cloud savings in areas that benefit and grow their businesses such as product development and innovation and marketing.1
  11. 90% of Microsoft’s Research & Development budget will be used to improve cloud technology and security services in 2016.
  12. By 2018, at least 30% of service-centric companies will move the majority of their ERP applications to the cloud.
  13. Experts predict that 40 zettabytes, or 40,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of data will be held in the cloud by 2020.
  14. It’s predicted that 78% of U.S. small businesses will have fully adopted cloud computing by 2020.
  15. 54 % Claim they have never used Cloud Computing.
  16. Cloud computing market will reach $127 billion by 2017
  17. Infrastructure as a Service is most preferred
  18. SMBs can benefit 40 times more from the cloud rather than its own IT system.
  19. A new server is added to the cloud for every 600 tablets and 1200 smartphones.
  20. SaaS applications will reach up to 67.4 billion, making it to be the largest cloud service category this year.
  21. SMBs will spend up to $16 billion in cloud computing this year.
  22. By shifting to the cloud, the US Federal Government saves $5.5 billion each year.
  23. 94% of companies have improved security after adopting cloud services.
  24. 91% of SMBs have satisfied their compliance requirements more easily through a cloud service provider.
  25. 90% of Microsoft’s budget for R&D is used to improve security services and cloud technology.
  26. 80% of cloud adopters have reduced IT costs.
  27. 75% of businesses have improved service availability since they moved to the cloud.
  28. 67% of IT professionals use cloud applications and services.
  29. 64% of businesses reduced their waste and energy consumption after moving to the cloud.
  30. 56% of companies are hiring professionals with cloud experience.
  31. 52% of organizations experience increase in data efficiency and utilization since they moved to the cloud.
  32. Half of the companies in America plan to increase their budgets for public cloud.
  33. After adopting the cloud, 47% of companies have lower operating costs.
  34. By 2016, 36% of business data will be stored in the cloud.
  35. By 2020, cloud computing will reach up to $270 billion.
  36. 26% of companies plan to have major cloud implementation.
  37. Over 11% of businesses already have major cloud implementations.
  38. Experts estimate cloud apps will account for a whopping 90 percent of worldwide mobile data traffic by 2019.
  39. Internet of Things (IoT) = cloud-based services
  40. 59% of SMBs using cloud services report significant productivity benefits from information technology
  41. 50% of enterprises to use hybrid Cloud by 2017
  42. 59% of the total Cloud workloads will be Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) workloads by 2018, up from 41% in 2013.
  43. Global Cloud market, including private, public and hybrid Clouds, will touch $118 billion in 2015.
  44. 6 out of every 10 CIOs consider Cloud computing as their top priority.
  45. Cloud computing has the potential to reduce IT labour costs by 50%



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