Cloud and security do not go hand-in-hand, but a recent study by Microsoft suggests that 64 % of Indian companies have experienced noticeably higher levels of security since moving to the cloud.
In addition, 52 % say they spend less time worrying about the threat of cyber-attacks. Indian SMBs using the cloud also spend 72 % less time each week managing security than companies not using the cloud. They are also 22 times more likely to have reduced what they spend on managing security as a percentage of overall IT budget.
The survey shows that, in India:
- 61% of SMBs that use the cloud said they were able to employ more staff in roles that directly benefit sales or business growth, 63 percent invest in more product development or innovation, and 62 percent experienced improved agility in being to increase and decrease IT capacity when needed.
- Over half of those surveyed (64 percent) said that using the cloud enabled them to add new products and services that benefit their business more quickly and securely.
- 52 % said the cloud made it easier for them to scale their business to explore new markets.
The study, commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by research company comScore, polled companies with between 100 and 250 computers PCs in the U.S., India, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. For the purpose of this research, cloud users were defined as companies that used a cloud service via a subscription model.
What’s your take on the report? For sure, cloud adoption brings down the TCO (maintenance among the biggest challenge), are SMBs adopting
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