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UK SMEs failing to formalise cloud strategies

 2016 has been a huge year for the development and implementation of cloud services. More and more organisations, particularly in the UK, have made the decision to take advantage of the various benefits associated with cloud technology, though recent research has revealed that many SMEs are yet to properly define a tactical strategy.

A study carried out by Close Brothers, surveyed almost 1000 small businesses throughout the UK to get a better understanding of their cloud strategy plans. And, according to the research’s conclusions, the vast majority of small and medium businesses either don’t currently have, or have no intention of defining a ratified cloud strategy. The study found that less than a third (29%) of all the small businesses surveyed admitted they had ‘the intention’ of formalising their cloud strategy. Fewer than one in 10 (9%) said they thought it was ‘very important’ to have a strategy, while less than a quarter – 24% – agreed that it was ‘somewhat important’.

The importance of formalising a cloud strategy is essential if businesses are to run efficiently and effectively. The process of taking a business’ data onto the cloud is just the first step in the journey – it is then vital that that information can be utilised and accessed in a way that is most beneficial. Here at Clouvider we know how to ensure you harness the cloud so it assists your business. We are experts when it comes to storage, technical support and hosting solutions; we can help you discover what your company needs, and we can give you all the tools you need to make the most of this integral business resource.

Another study published within the last few months has uncovered that even those companies with cloud access have minor worries about the technology. According to the study, carried out by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), many UK businesses would like to make better use of the cloud, but have concerns when it comes to connectivity and speed.

At Clouvider we operate a state-of-the-art datacentre in London, meaning you will be able to access data exactly when you need it. We prioritise reliability and dependability, which is why we also offer 24/7 technical support. With over a decade of experience we regard ourselves as industry specialists, and we know we can help your business find a perfect storage solution, tailored especially for you.

To find out more, or to discuss how exactly we can help, call 0333 344 1640, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you.

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