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Cloud computing haze

ONE in four small businesses are unaware of what cloud computing is and how it could help their company, research shows.

Accounts and payroll software firm Sage Ireland research discovered that 75pc of business said that access to information on the go is the main reason to adopt cloud computing.

And cloud computing technologies are now being used by at least 38pc of small and medium enterprises in Ireland. However, 25pc of businesses here are still unaware of what cloud computing is. The figures were revealed at the launch of the new Sage 200 ERP Suite, which brings together financial management, customer relationship management and business intelligence software.