Small and Medium sized businesses can take a lot of benefit from embracing business cloud solutions. Cloud platforms allow SMEs to compete in the cloud giant-controlled environment, and gives the level playing field required to succeed in business.

Some small and medium companies are yet to fully realize the advantages that [...]

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With over 2 million subscribers all over the globe, boasting of 3.2 billion messages being sent on a monthly basis, MailChimp is unequivocally considered as one of the largest and most influential email marketing service providers, with clients that range from large enterprises to SMEs and even one-man basement marketers.

Against the [...]

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SMEs are increasingly dominating the market for security applications. New threats and BYOD let companies invest in their security. The turnover in the market for security software is therefore grown last year by about eight percent. Gartner reported the turnover of the global market for security software grew last year by [...]

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TechNavio’s analysts forecast the SMB Cloud market in the APAC region to grow at a CAGR of 39.3 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the main factors contributing to this market growth is the reduced costs of the cloud approach.

The APAC cloud market has also been witnessing increasing adoption of [...]

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Big Data does not only include processing of large volumes of data. It also includes the control of a growing number of sources and data formats. The data can be in different formats and files such as internal silos, cloud, attachments in emails, social networks or downloads. They can come in bulk [...]

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Despite the many advantages provided by cloud computing technology, the rate of adoption among large enterprises has been surprisingly slow, especially when compared to the way SMEs have embraced the technology. The main reason for the slow rate of adoption is the fact that migrating to the cloud would generally require the [...]

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More and more small and medium-sized enterprises adopt cloud technologies at different levels. SMEs are an important part of the cloud market and are at the heart of SaaS growth, according to the releases a report about the small business market (SMB) by Parallels.

Across the world, Parallels estimated $45 billion [...]

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The global enterprise cloud-based services market will reach $31.9 billion in 2017 against $18.3 billion in 2012, according to research group Analysys Mason. This forecast report presents an enterprise cloud services forecast for both IaaS and SaaS and both revenue and ARPU forecasts for large enterprises and SMEs.

According to the [...]

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A global survey has shown that it is very common that companies of all sizes suffer damage due to the use of public cloud applications that are not managed or integrated within the company’s IT infrastructure.

Symantec has released the results of a survey conducted by ReRez in the months of September [...]

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Cloud Computing is taking off in various parts of the globe, partly because companies are now realizing the great potential of cloud computing technology when it comes to cost efficiency, productivity, agility, and operational flexibility. However, Canadian companies seem to be lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to [...]

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In a recent report titled the India Cloud Market Overview, the International Data Corporation (IDC) stated that the Indian cloud market has grown by 70 percent last year (2012), and is expected to exhibit a 50 percent growth rate for the next three more years. It is said that the Indian cloud [...]

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Dell announced a renewed commitment to accelerate the growth of small and medium enterprises with scalable technology solutions, resources for entrepreneurs, and a new partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative designed for the next generation of entrepreneurs at Dell World 2012.

The rapidly growing entrepreneurial companies are an important catalyst for [...]

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According to a study by the London School of Economics and Political Science, the development of cloud computing will result in economic growth, increased productivity, and promote change in the types of jobs and skills required by businesses.

The study focuses on two industries – smartphone and aerospace service – [...]

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With more and more business enterprises shifting to cloud computing, these enterprises must consider the tax challenges they’ll be facing ahead. According to the recent global information security survey by Ernst & Young, 45% of business entities are assessing cloud computing [...]

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Cloud computing does not always prove to be an ecological choice. New research compiled by the WSP Environment & Energy and the Natural Resource Defense Council shows that cloud is not always as efficient for IT solutions for SMEs.

The results of the new study confirmed that rely on a server [...]

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Here are some of the best cloud-related services and software that small businesses should check out:

OpenOffice

While Microsoft’s Office Suite is decent enough to justify its hefty $279 price tag, Apache does one even better by offering a powerful alternative for free called OpenOffice.org. It’s not as powerful as [...]

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