ZDNet: A new survey of 1,500 IT professionals who work at small or medium-sized businesses (SMBs) finds that the use of cloud computing continues to grow. According to the latest version of Spiceworks State of SMB IT Survey, 48 percent of SMBs use at least one cloud service. That's a big increase from a year ago, when only 28 percent of those surveyed were using the cloud.
The five most popular cloud services for SMBs include the following:
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