Tweet: 60% of UK SMEs taking advantage of outsourced IT infrastructure, according to Node4
Sun 20 Apr 2014
A new report ‘Facing up to the IT infrastructure challenge’ conducted by Node4, data centre and communications specialist, highlights the growing role of cloud-based IT infrastructure for UK SMEs. The research shows the ability of UK SMEs to adopt and take advantage of the latest IT technologies to advance their business goals. The survey of 250 IT decision makers found that 60% of UK businesses now outsource their IT provision.
“New research has shown that 60% of UK SMEs have partly or fully outsourced their IT infrastructure; with over 31,000 SMEs in the UK, this means that there are now more than 18,600 businesses that have moved some part of their IT provision off premises…
Increasingly companies see technology and IT as a business enabler, something that their organisations can’t do without. But along with the growing importance of technology has come the almost overwhelming array of choices when it comes to IT infrastructure provision; cloud computing, IP-based technologies and virtualisation are just a few options available today.”