Mobile Study Shows Tablets Foster SMB Love for the Cloud

by Pedro Hernandez

A RingCentral survey indicates that surging tablet popularity spurs SMBs -- and their business-critical applications -- into the cloud.

The convergence of small businesses, mobile devices and cloud computing could spell the end of small business IT managers. OK, they were scarce to begin with, but still…they may be going the way of T-Rex. Why? It's thanks to the proliferation of tablets and the willingness of small businesses to run even their business-critical software from the cloud.

Check out the story, based on a survey by RingCentral, over on our sister site, Datamation.

Good news for cloud services providers that cater to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

A majority of SMB owners have no qualms about parking their business-critical applications on the cloud. In fact, 57 percent of SMB owners reported using cloud services for more than half of their applications, according to a survey conducted by San Mateo, Calif.-based, cloud business phone services provider RingCentral.

Read the complete article: As Tablets Soar, SMBs Like Their Biz Apps on the Cloud

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This article was originally published on Tuesday Apr 3rd 2012
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