Whether you are an SMB or one of Fortune 500 companies, shifting to the cloud is taking you to the right direction. Here are some interesting facts about cloud integration and what to expect from it this year.

  1. SMBs can benefit 40 times more from the cloud rather than its own IT system.
  2. A new server is added to the cloud for every 600 tablets and 1200 smartphones.
  3. SaaS applications will reach up to 67.4 billion, making it to be the largest cloud service category this year.
  4. SMBs will spend up to $16 billion in cloud computing this year.
  5. By shifting to the cloud, the US Federal Government saves $5.5 billion each year.
  6. 94% of companies have improved security after adopting cloud services.
  7. 91% of SMBs have satisfied their compliance requirements more easily through a cloud service provider.
  8. 90% of Microsoft’s budget for R&D is used to improve security services and cloud technology.
  9. 80% of cloud adopters have reduced IT costs.
  10. 75% of businesses have improved service availability since they moved to the cloud.
  11. 67% of IT professionals use cloud applications and services.
  12. 64% of businesses reduced their waste and energy consumption after moving to the cloud.
  13. 56% of companies are hiring professionals with cloud experience.
  14. 52% of organizations experience increase in data efficiency and utilization since they moved to the cloud.
  15. Half of the companies in America plan to increase their budgets for public cloud.
  16. After adopting the cloud, 47% of companies have lower operating costs.
  17. By 2016, 36% of business data will be stored in the cloud.
  18. By 2020, cloud computing will reach up to $270 billion.
  19. 26% of companies plan to have major cloud implementation.
  20. Over 11% of businesses already have major cloud implementations.