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Asigra And Intel Team Up To Help SMBs Move To The Cloud

Written by Ken Gaebler
Published: 5/27/2011

Two companies are teaming up to provide cloud computing solutions to small businesses.

While cloud computing has been all over the world of technology news, for entrepreneurs the prospect of moving their business "to the cloud," may seem daunting. But new services aim to bring ease of use into the world of small business cloud computing.

Asigra and Intel Cloud Partnership

Through a partnership with Intel, cloud computing and online backup company Asigra is now offering its service in the Intel AppUp Small Business Service. The two companies are promoting the service as a way for small businesses to combine the benefits of backing up their information off-site with the security of a traditional onsite server.

Bridget Karlin, general manager of Intel Hybrid Cloud, says the company's service is aimed at helping SMBs that don't have the ability to - or don't want to - hire an IT department while still making it user-friendly.

"The goal is to give small business customers a better user experience," she said. "This solution offers an attractive new way to take business to the next level of IT, without buying their own server or hiring their own IT staff."

It's clear that if small businesses are looking to stay on the cutting edge, they should be looking at cloud computing. A recent study from Forrester Research found that by 2020, the cloud computing market will be worth more than $240 billion.
 

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