Cloud Computing Infographic

Why You Should Move to Cloud Computing

IT always needs a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software. Cloud computing encompasses any subscription-based or pay-per-use service that, in real time over the Internet, extends IT’s existing capabilities.


  • 90% energy cost saving for small businesses.
  • 50% reduction in terms of IT labor costs. With an on-premise IT infrastructure you usually end up spending much more for the staff than for the hardware.
  • On a pay-as-you-go subscription, you only pay for what you consume as a monthly fee and you don’t need to worry about purchasing new hardware when the old one gives up the ghost.
  • 72% of organisations using private cloud servers have improved end-user experience.
  • 50% agree that business agility is the primary reason for adopting cloud applications.
  • A cloud SaaS solution costs up to 60% less during the first 3 years of operation compared to an on-premise infrastructure.
  • A cloud IaaS solution can be deployed up to 75% faster than on-premise as the provider’s infrastructure is already in place.


  • According to an IBM survey of 2,000 midsize companies, two-thirds were planning or had already deployed cloud-based technologies. And 70% were actively pursuing cloud-based analytics for greater insight and efficiency.
  • 41% of profit-focused small business owners plan to invest in the cloud by 2014.
  • 70% of businesses are either using or investigating cloud computing solutions according to AMD.
  • 90% of Microsoft’s 2011 R&D budget was spent on cloud computing strategy and products.
  • Worldwide IT spending on cloud computing has increased more than 25% from 2008 to 2012.
  • A study by Mimecast found that 70% of companies that were using cloud computing services are willing to and will move new applications to the cloud.
  • 30% of small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) used cloud software in 2011.
  • 48% of U.S. government agencies moved at least one workflow to the cloud following the new requirement that federal agencies adopt a “cloud-first” policy.

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