Twenty-eight percent of security spending wasted on shelfware

Maria Korolov

As a result, small companies are turning to cloud-based security providers at a faster rate than large ones.

According to Osterman Research, not only are cloud-based solutions less wasteful, but they're also typically cheaper than traditional software. They also help smaller companies save on personnel.

"Smaller organizations cannot spread the cost of IT labor over as large a group of users like their enterprise counterparts, and so smaller organizations spend more for IT labor on a per user basis," said the report.

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