EMEA SMB Cloud Computing Spend Estimated to be US$2.5 Billion in 2011 With 35 Million SMB Users on CloudAugust 3, 2011 | Nebojsa Despotovic
An estimated 35 million SMB users in EMEA are expected to use some form of Cloud by the end of 2011. UK, France, Germany will have a little more than 1 in 5 SMB Users on Cloud.
Techaisle expects SMBs, especially in developed countries, to use cloud services along with their on-site solutions until they become more comfortable with 24/7 availability of the cloud in a reliable and secure manner and are able to serve their mobile employees.
Among the various Cloud Computing categories, IaaS/PaaS show the fastest growth rate of over 27 percent followed by Business Productivity at 24 percent. The growth in Business Productivity adoption within the cloud bodes well for Microsoft (and its delivery partners who serve SMBs directly) which recently rolled out its Office 365 offerings for SMBs.