Cloud computing industry segment is growing and is substantial. It has become an integrated part of modern businesses and entrepreneurs. The momentum behind cloud technology continues to gain strength, owing to the number of benefits it offers for any business. Enhanced efficiency and scalability are the common reasons for businesses adopting cloud hosting. With growing consumer awareness and increase in spending on technology, there is a wonderful opportunity for small businesses to capitalize on cloud computing.
The study done by Techaisle in September 2013 provides a detailed outline for SMBs. It is designed to help the cloud service providers create a successful strategy in order to build a viable and improved cloud business. It identifies the best practices that were successful in providing cloud services to small and medium businesses and CPAs.
There has been lots of speculations about the impact of cloud technology in the market, but very little has been done in terms of delivering partner specific tactical tools to drive this transforming business. The research-based study finds that there are number of quantitative and actionable divergences among successful cloud channel partners and those who are yet to develop SMB cloud practices.
The study highlights the major differences between:
1. Channel partners that are successful in making money through selling cloud to SMBs
2. Channel partners that have just achieved success and started earning by selling cloud to SMBs
3. Channel partners that have not yet received success and are not making money
Cloud is an important trend that is shaping technology for SMBs today and likely for decades to come. So, it you are trying to grow your company, cloud technology brings innumerable benefits for most.
A brief of research is reflected through inforgraphic from Techaisle below that explores keys to Successful Cloud Business Practice. The mentioned practices can lower the risks in managing business-critical cloud and control the complexities of a cloud technology.
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