8 Facts And Interesting Tidbits About The Cloud!
“Cloud computing is not only the future of computing, but the present and the entire past of computing.” - Larry Ellison of Oracle.
Cloud is becoming an integral part of everyday business life. We’re seeing more and more companies adopting it. Here are some fun facts about Cloud just for fun, the more you know the better.
Did you know that 90 percent of Microsoft’s R&D budget in 2011 was spent on cloud computing strategy and products?
Yes that’s right, 90 percent, that’s a huge number and it really helps to show that cloud is here to stay! More and more people will be using cloud over the coming years and Microsoft knew and jumped at the opportunity to be at the forefront of this technology.
48 percent of U.S government agencies, as part of the “cloud-first” policy, have begun using the cloud!
That fact goes to prove how secure the cloud really is, if government agencies can comfortably use it then a business should feel perfectly safe adopting cloud. Almost half of all government agencies saw cloud as something very promising and important and sought to use it to its fullest potential.
More than 90 percent of all companies saw at least one area of improvement in their IT department since they moved to the cloud.
That improvement implies cost saving, ease of use and things like that. Cloud really does help a lot of businesses and is absolutely fantastic for those that are unsure about or are bad with IT.
Small to medium business that have adopted the cloud for increased mobility saw a 40 percent growth in revenues after a year compared to those that did not use the cloud
That increased revenue comes from the reduced cost and ability to easily contact the provider if anything goes wrong. No one wants to pay a hefty price for their own server breaking, it’s much, much easier to just pay for the storage space you use and have it kept safe.
A new cloud server is added for every 600 smartphones or 120 tablets in use
Smartphones are quickly beginning to outnumber people on the planet and to facilitate that new cloud servers have to go up so that move people can access that data. Cloud is being used for phones and tablets more and more and some mobile devices automatically connect to the cloud and use a hosted desktop type solution to show you your home screen and files!
Cloud computing is up to 40 times more cost-effective for an SMB compared to running its own IT system or department
Taking care of all your own IT can be very, very costly and we here at silver lining can provide computers, telephones and more as part of a cloud package. It’s so easy!
82 percent of all companies saved money in their last cloud adoption project.
The biggest draw of cloud for a long time has been the reduced cost. It’s so much cheaper and easier to use cloud. You will never have to deal with a broken server again!
You’re reading this on the cloud right now.
Because of the way that cloud is defined, the fact that this list exists on a server that isn’t in your building means that you’re using the cloud right now. WOAH!
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