Survey: Small business owners reveal need for technology but many haven’t adopted cloud solutions

May 15, 2014

National Small Business Week is underway in the U.S., and a Microsoft-commissioned survey of more than 500 small business owners showed 86 percent believe technology is important to the success of their company, but many of them are missing out on the value of cloud technology.

Only 30 percent of small businesses are using cloud technology, while 10 percent aren’t familiar with it. Cloud solutions like Office 365 provide small businesses with the same computing power as much larger companies, while addressing top concerns about maintaining and upgrading technology, security and mobility.

With the right productivity tool, small businesses can work offline (and synchronize later) when Wi-Fi isn’t available and maintain document formats on different devices. They can also use a personal storage server, such as OneDrive for Business, where the latest versions of documents are always securely stored and synchronized to all connected devices.

Head over to Office Blogs to read more about the small business survey, cloud solutions and to tune into a roundtable discussion for small businesses and industry experts on the topic of how small businesses can succeed with technology.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff

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