Are SMBs embracing all that cloud has to offer?
We are seeing a significant shift in how small and midsize businesses (SMB) are consuming technologies through the cloud-- whether it is a small regional bank hosting its mobile applications for engaging consumers who want to do their banking anywhere, anytime or a small healthcare provider who wants to bring efficiency with the utmost security with patient records on the cloud or a retailer gleaning insight from massive amounts of social media data to better understand the individual consumer. SMBs are seeing the importance of moving to the cloud and how it can enable them to not only become efficient but open up new opportunities.
But are all SMBs taking full advantage of this opportunity? If not, where do they begin?
Click the "Comment" button in this discussion now and share any examples of how clients are using cloud in new ways to grow their business, best practices where cloud is helping drive innovation and how business partners can play a key role. Also, please let us know of any trends that you see for 2013 around cloud. You can also leave the group a question.
I look forward to reading your views and to continuing our conversation.
Vice President, IBM Global Business Partners & Midmarket