There's an awful lot of hype around about cloud computing, but so far very little take-up. Research by Optus shows that only four per cent of small businesses use cloud solutions in their business.
But experts say 2012 will be the year small businesses truly embrace this new technology model.
Rhys Evans from IT consultancy Thomas Duryea says one of the reasons why 2012 will be the year of the cloud for small businesses is because computer hardware increasingly comes with cloud-based applications installed. Read more: At The Sydney Morning Herald.