19 November, 2013
MYOB’s research into online technology usage by small to medium businesses (October 2013) shows more than one-third reduce their potential business results by omitting digital technology opportunities. The study reveals SMEs that use cloud computing were 59 percent predisposed to experience an increase in their annual revenue compared with non-cloud users.
According to the research, these are SMEs’ top five reasons for using the cloud:
- Reduced IT costs
- Greater access to technology
- Ability to work remotely
- Increased productivity
- Staying up-to-date with software
MYOB’s Business Division General Manager, James Scollay says: “Businesses that use online technologies increasingly outperforming their less savvy competitors.
IBM’s survey, that reviewed mainly large companies and was published in October 2013, reinforces the latter. According to IBM’s study, organisations that adopt cloud computing nearly double their revenue growth, and achieve close to 2.5 times higher gross profit compared to their rival companies. The survey also found that one out of five leading organisations, who are ahead in the adoption of the technology, reported obtaining not only cost reductions and improved efficiency, but also a significant competitive advantage in their markets.
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And as Ayn Rand once said: “The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.”
Till next time,