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Cloud Computing Boosts Security, Productivity for SMBs

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http://www.thevarguy.com – A survey commissioned by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) indicates SMBs are gaining significant IT security advantages from cloud computing, with 35 percent of U.S. companies surveyed experiencing “noticeably higher” levels of security since moving to the cloud. Small businesses realized other security benefits as well: SMBs that have adopted cloud computing said they are five times more likely to have reduced what they spend on managing security as a percentage of overall IT budget, and spend 32 percent less time each week managing security than companies not using the cloud, according to the su (IT news)