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One in three small businesses don't understand the Cloud

Matt Grainger
One in three small businesses don't understand the Cloud

A large proportion of small and medium businesses in the US and UK are unsure of how to use the Cloud or think it’s for larger companies.

According to a study by AVG, this level of confusion is holding back the adoption of cloud services by small businesses and means that SMB’s are spending up to ten per cent of their week on dealing with IT security instead of entrusting it to service providers.

The survey, which covered over 1,000 businesses in the US and UK, found that just over a quarter of respondents had adopted some form of cloud service, while 22 per cent in the UK and 17 per cent in the US thought that cloud services were only for large companies.

One in three reported that they didn’t understand cloud services at all.

“At AVG, we understand the SMB dilemma because several of us were SMBs ourselves. The benefits of cloud services don’t have to be expensive solutions reserved for large companies with IT departments,” said AVG’s general manager, SMB, Mike Foreman.

“AVG is dedicated to providing SMBs with tools - like AVG CloudCare - that makes it easy to deploy the IT management and security services to help them make the most of the cloud’s flexibility and efficiency in an affordable way.”

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Tags: Security, Vendors, cloud, services, avg, smb

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