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The Cloud Games

CLOUD (7) GAMES Cloud services are a pretty big deal among SMBS – in the last year alone we've seen a 71% increase in adoption. We suggest you hold on to your hats, because the cloud games have kicked into high gear. CLOUD ADOPTION OVER TIME 62% I Current Usage Planned Usage (in the next 6 months) 48% 28% IH 2011 IH 2012 2H 2012 In our recent report, "The Spiceworks Cloud Barometer" we talked to 300+ SMB IT pros to find out if they use the cloud today to support file sharing, email or productivity suites. The results show that file sharing takes the gold with 52% using the cloud for this service today. 52%% 42% FILE SHARING 14% EMAIL PRODUCTIVITY SUITES We also looked at the races within each category to see how the top contenders are faring. The results show signs of a nail-biter, a toss-up, and even a landslide. Check out the current scores below, and place your bets on the victors. After all, who doesn't love a little healthy competition? FILE SHARING WHO'S WINNING? DEPENDS ON WHO'S CHOOSING. EMPLOYEE FAVORITE Dropbox 87% Box 8% IT PRO FAVORITE 28% Dropbox Box 10% In our study, 33% of IT based file sharing on their own, while another 19% use an approved vendor for their company. So when it comes to who is winning this race, it depends on who is choosing. When employees choose, Dropbox is the clear winner, but when IT pros choose, their lead isn't quite as strong. state employees use cloud HOSTED EMAIL GOING.GOING.GONE! 34% Google Office 365 16% In the Hosted Email heat, Google shows their power in the cloud with a huge lead over Office 365. PRODUCTIVITY SUITES THIS ONE'S NECK AND NECK 43% Office 365 48% Google Apps In a race typically dominated by Microsoft, Google Apps impresses the crowd with a slim lead over Office 365. SPICEVWORKS" IT'S EVERY THING IT Source: Spiceworks Voice of IT *References: 1H 2012 Spiceworks State of SMB IT Sponsored by EMC

The Cloud Games

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Find out who is winning The Cloud Games across file sharing, email and productivity suites in our most recent infographic.


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