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32% Irish SMEs already using cloud technology

Written by Robert McHugh, on 14th Apr 2015. Posted in Ireland

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A new survey by Sage Ireland shows that significant increase in cloud technology adoption among SMEs since April 2013. Seventy one per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ireland are either already using or have plans to adopt cloud computing technologies in their business.

This represents a significant increase since April 2013, when the figure was at 38%. The number of businesses in Ireland that are still unaware of what cloud computing is has dropped from 25% to 17%.

Seventy five per cent say that access to information on the go is the primary reason for investing in cloud technology.

Managing Director for the Sage Ireland Small to Medium business segment, Jim Scott said, "The huge increase in cloud adoption in the last two years shows that Irish SMEs are seeing the value and the freedom in having access to business-critical information from anywhere, at any time. While the number of businesses with no awareness or plans to invest in cloud is decreasing, they are still a significant cohort of the SME community in Ireland and it’s important that they are provided with the choice of both on premise and online solutions."

The research, conducted by iReach Insights, was announced at the launch of the next generation Sage 200 ERP (enterprise resource planning) suite which aims to Provide an affordable way to improve business efficiency. 

For more visit: www.businessworld.ie 

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