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    The State of SMB IT Confidence

    One of the reasons cloud computing is expected to be popular with small-to-medium (SMB) organizations is that the state of their IT operations is considered suspect given budget limitations and the skill level of the people they can afford to hire.

    While there is clearly a lot of room for improvement, a new survey of 200 IT decision makers at U.S. organizations with five to 50 employees, conducted by Opinion Matters on behalf of GFI Software, finds that the state of IT within most IT organizations can best be described as a mixed bag. There appears to be lot more confidence in the skill set of IT staff than was initially thought, but that confidence is far from universal.

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    Click through for results from a survey on SMB IT confidence, conducted by Opinion Matters on behalf of GFI Software.

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    About an even split.

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    A much higher percentage say yes than you might have thought.

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    A lot more good security housekeeping than SMB IT gets credit for.

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    More time than they should.

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    Most do.

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    The majority would.

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    A surprisingly large number do.

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    Still less than half.

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    Moving to the cloud is harder than it looks.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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