With today’s risk landscape, companies must be proactive. They have to strategically manage business and IT security processes, applications, information, technology and facilities.
How does this relate to small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). IT Security is a commonly perceived barrier for companies considering whether or not to leverage cloud computing. Often times, smaller businesses do not have the same built-in security expertise as larger organizations, expertise that can be helpful when evaluating the benefits of cloud computing and assessing the security of specific service offerings.
However, data from a recent study indicates that those SMBs who embraced cloud services found the benefits far outweighed their previous concerns around security. In fact, an independent study commissioned by Microsoft found that SMBs gain significant IT security benefits from using the cloud.
The study revealed that:
- 35% of the SMBs surveyed in the U.S. experienced noticeably higher levels of security after moving to the cloud
- 32% said they spend less time worrying about the threat of cyberattacks.
- 32% of the SMBs surveyed in the U.S. spent less time each week managing security than those that had not yet started using the cloud.
The study also showed that SMBs leveraging the cloud are five times more likely to have spent less on managing security as a percentage of their overall IT budgets.
While the study was carried out in the US, the finding should be of interest to all SMB’s.
You can download a copy of the Summary of U.S. Study Results here: Summary Cloud Computing Security Benefits SMBs
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