The Cloud Gains Mindshare Among SMB's

Spiceworks released results of a survey which analyzes the familiarty and use of cloud networking technologies by SMBs.

The study, "Cloudification of the Network" (PDF - opens in new window), revealed that despite security, control and uptime concerns, more than 40 percent of IT respondents were currently using or planned to use cloud networking services in the next 12 months.

"While cloud servers and storage get most of the attention, cloud networking services are emerging as viable solutions for IT professionals," said Kathryn Pribish, Voice of IT program manager at Spiceworks. "IT professionals are clear on the benefits and challenges associated with the latest services as well as the features and functionality that matter to them. Vendors who address perceived challenges have a unique opportunity to capitalize on this growing space."