A recent study finds U.S small and medium business technology buyers are investing more in cloud-based services.
AMI-Partners conducted the study and found out 15 percent of spending is allocated toward cloud services, up from 10 percent last year.
One of the biggest trends the study found was of SMB buyers purchasing bundled cloud offerings rather than the stand-alone applications. About 38 percent of U.S. SMBs showed a strong preference for obtaining software-as-a-service, while 11 percent preferred a single service.
“A significant segment of U.S. SMBs prefer to deploy multiple cloud services in order to achieve flexibility, ease of IT management and lower CAPEX,“ said Donald Best of AMI. “This is also driving an evolution in the channel ecosystem as communications service providers and hosts increasingly offer bundles including productivity suites and other cloud-based applications.“