Last Monday, we brought up the cloud’s appeal to small businesses for the scalability and flexibility it provides. While cost efficiency is a natural concern for decision-makers, new research from Techaisle shows that SMEs are less focused on cost-cutting than in previous years. Instead, businesses are more focused on the opportunity to reach new markets and customers and developing new capabilities. Increased interest in business agility and performance doesn’t mean companies are ignoring budgets—process costs remain a top concern, especially among mid-market businesses with 100–999 employees.
We’ll be digging deeper into companies’ motivations for migrating to the cloud, as well as the related challenges, in our survey and series of executive interviews—stay tuned for results.