This IDC Tech Supplier Presentation highlights the cloud adoption plans and budgets of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), their hybrid cloud/multicloud adoption pattern, their workload shifts on cloud, and the way they have planned to adopt cloud solutions in the near future. The report zooms in on cloud becoming pivotal for SMBs to achieve benefits, such as seamless business operations, uninterrupted access to data, customer continuity, and sales continuity, to name a few. The section on workloads on cloud indicates the primary drivers of SMBs for migrating workloads from public to private cloud, hosted private cloud, or on-premises noncloud environment. The report concludes with a set of guidance for technology suppliers while prioritizing cloud adoption.
"With cloud computing democratizing access to technology, the access to technology compute power with minimum capital investment has become possible for SMBs. Cloud technology has offered potential opportunities for local businesses and acts as a growth driver that can be adopted to enhance overall growth. The effective use of cloud can enable SMBs to tailor their go-to-market (GTM) strategies in India and abroad based on their customer profiles," says Swapnil Shende, senior market analyst, IDC India.