Million SMEs miss energy savings from ‘cloud’

More than a million small to medium-sized firms in the UK don’t realise they can save money on energy bills by switching to ‘cloud’ computing. New research suggests nearly 90 […]

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By Vicky Ellis

More than a million small to medium-sized firms in the UK don’t realise they can save money on energy bills by switching to ‘cloud’ computing.

New research suggests nearly 90 per cent of SMEs don’t know they save money and shrink their IT footprint by using the remotely accessed web server.

This might not be surprising given that over a third (39%) of SMEs admitted to not even knowing what the cloud is, when surveyed by energy company E.ON.

Iain Walker, Head of Business Sales at E.ON said: “Energy is a hot topic for UK SMEs and it’s clear they are unaware of the energy saving solutions available to them.”

Phil McCabe, Senior Policy Adviser at the Forum of Private Business said: “It is important that business owners realise that embracing cloud computing can significantly reduce bottom line costs, as well as their energy footprint.”

The research polled 896 UK SMEs in February 2012 from business, professional, finance and property services.