Growing number of SMBs going 'in the cloud'

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Growing number of SMBs going 'in the cloud'

On-demand security services, or "in the cloud" services, refer to security technology that is managed from a central location and delivered over the Internet, eliminating the need for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) to deal with the high costs of hardware deployment, software upkeep and future scalability.

Industry research from IDC predicts the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market will experience a 21 percent compound annual growth rate during the next three years, reaching US$10.7 billion worldwide by 2009. It can be confusing for SMBs to make decisions on whether to deploy hardware, which ...

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