Microsoft Releases SMB and Hosted IT Index 2010 Research

Microsoft today released its global Small and Midsize Business (SMB) IT and Hosted IT Index 2010, which surveyed 3,193 small and midsize businesses in 15 countries to investigate how they use technology especially during the recession.

Overall, the survey results showed greater awareness of the benefits of IT among SMBs and a high reliance on IT across all industries and geographies. The findings indicate a clear path towards better financial performance than for those not currently taking advantage of IT advances such as hosted services.

Companies such as Hostway Corporation, Combell, Maximum ASP, PoundHost, Ikoula and Santa Barbara Web Hosting already are helping customers experience the benefits of hosted solutions using key technology solutions such as virtualization.

To learn more the study, or Microsoft’s offerings for small and midsize businesses, please visit Microsoft’s PressPass site or the SMB PressRoom.