United States Businesses to Spend $13 Billion On the “Cloud”

More business is heading skyward. A lot of our IT outsourcing clients in Toronto and the GTA come to us asking for cloud-solutions, and they’re far from alone. According to Forbes.com, US businesses are poised to spend a whopping $13 billion on cloud computing.

“Instead of a slow-moving fluffy white cloud image, the cloud computing industry should use a tornado – that might be a better way to visualize how fast cloud computing is growing today,” wrote TJ McCue.

Content Storage and The Cloud

Companies have a ton of options for where they can put their shared files. There is Google Docs (now Drive), DropBox, Carbonite, Cubby, among others. With so many options and questions, it’s no wonder many companies choose to outsource their IT and cloud related tasks.

Forbes also claims that:

• By 2014, businesses in the United States will spend more than $13 billion on cloud computing and managed hosting services
• By 2015, end-user spending on cloud services could be more than $180 billion
• It is predicted that the global market for cloud equipment will reach $79.1 billion by 2018
• If given the choice of only being able to move one application to the cloud, 25% of respondents would choose storage

If you have any questions about the cloud or outsourcing your IT in Toronto or Calgary, please contact us any time.

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