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Cybersecurity is Standard Practice for Most…

Even with protocols in place to prevent cyber…

Washington, DC, August 31, 2017—Over 90% of large US companies with 500+ employees have a cybersecurity policy in place to protect them from both real and anticipated threats, according to a new survey from Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm.

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Clutch Releases Comprehensive Guide to SEO…

Analysis from Clutch informs businesses about the…

Washington, DC—August 16, 2017—A business’ demands and budget determine the effect of SEO services and the process of partnering with an SEO firm, according to analysis provided by Clutch in a new comprehensive guide to SEO services.

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Most Mobile App Users Hesitant to Give Info…

Security of ‘permissions’ data is a top concern…

WASHINGTON, DC, August 3, 2017 – Mobile app users are concerned about the security of their information when they register for a new app, a new survey reveals. Nearly 90% say that security of personal information shared during the app onboarding process is somewhat to very important, according to leading B2B research firm Clutch. The majority of app users (82%) say that understanding why they need to provide personal information and grant permissions, like location or camera access, is an important consideration when signing up for an app. App users’ concerns about security and providing personal information suggests that users place a premium on trust when it comes to app registration.

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Consumers Want More Features From E-Commerce…

E-commerce shoppers want apps with discounts,…

WASHINGTON, DC, August 1, 2017—Consumers increasingly want and expect high-tech, personalized experiences on e-commerce apps, according a new survey from Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. At least 80% of the 505 consumers surveyed want app features that allow them to purchase directly through the app, sync loyalty rewards, and receive discounts. Many would also opt-in for product recommendations, personalized experiences, augmented reality features, and social media integration.

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Most Businesses Using the Cloud Spend $100…

Clutch surveyed nearly 300 IT professionals to…

WASHINGTON, DC – July 18, 2017 – Businesses prefer storing data in the cloud, but plan to invest in extra security precautions, according to the second report in Clutch’s Annual Cloud Computing Survey. Clutch is a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Nearly 70% of businesses on the cloud prefer storing data in the cloud instead of on a legacy system, and these businesses are willing to invest heavily in keeping their cloud’s data secure.

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Over Half of Websites Collect Visitors’…

Commonly collected information about website…

WASHINGTON, DC, June 22, 2017 — Over 50% of websites collect visitors’ email addresses, creating the possibility of privacy breaches, as revealed by a survey conducted by Clutch, a leading research and reviews platform for business services.

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Most Businesses Will Increase Cloud…

Data from Clutch indicates growing demand for…

WASHINGTON, DC – June 21, 2017 – Businesses have become less skeptical of cloud computing, more confident in its security, and more inclined to invest money in it, according to new findings. Nearly 70% of U.S. businesses surveyed by B2B ratings and reviews firm Clutch say that they plan to increase spending on cloud computing in 2017. One in five of those businesses report that their cloud computing spending this year will likely increase by more than 30%.

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53% of Consumers Will Not Buy from United…

Survey finds that the press coverage of top-name…

WASHINGTON, DC – June 14, 2017 – United’s latest PR crisis involving a security official removing an unwilling passenger from a flight has been poorly-received by consumers, 53% of whom say they are less likely to continue purchasing tickets from United. The data comes from a recent survey conducted by Clutch, a B2B research company, which targeted 1,000 consumers in the US.

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US Colleges & Universities Face Challenges…

Four professors of cloud computing discuss the…

WASHINGTON, DC – May 18, 2017 – Despite an increasing need for cloud computing skills in the global workforce, a large number of colleges and universities are slow to offer courses in this field, according to a new report from Clutch, a leading B2B research firm

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Many Websites Not Nearly as Secure as…

New survey suggests that confidence regarding…

WASHINGTON, DC, May 16, 2017 — Although 80% of individuals responsible for building and/or maintaining a website believe their websites are secure, many admit their sites lack basic security measures and say they have no plans to implement stronger ones, as revealed in a survey conducted by Clutch, a leading research and reviews platform for business services.

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US Enterprises Indicate Renewed Preference…

Research Shows Enterprises Increasingly Tapping…

Washington, DC, May 3rd, 2017—Enterprises plan to increasingly address IT services needs in-house or through partnering with a US vendor, according to a new survey from Clutch, a B2B research and review platform. Half of the 582 IT decision-makers surveyed in this research indicate that they are trending toward using more in-house resources for IT services in 2017.   

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40% of Cloud-Based App Users Say Better User…

Clutch's Senior Cloud Research Analyst Alex…

Users of the cloud desire better cloud security education, according to a new survey from B2B ratings and reviews firm Clutch. The survey of 1,001 cloud-based app users found that 40% believe “better user knowledge” is key to improving cloud security.

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When Watercooler Talk Turns Political,…

Nearly a third of employees report decreased…

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 25, 2017 – Employees in the US find it increasingly difficult to ignore political discussions in their workplace, and 31% believe political conversations among coworkers decrease their company’s productivity.

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Nearly Half of Small Businesses Plan to…

A survey of 350 small business owners and…

WASHINGTON, DC, April 6, 2017 — Amid a widely reported sense of optimism, 59% of small business owners expect their revenue to grow in 2017. With high expectations for future revenue, 49% of small business owners also plan to spend more on marketing and advertising, according to a new survey from Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm.

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Social Listening Advantageous for More Than…

A survey of 300 users of social listening…

WASHINGTON, DC, March 30, 2017 — Businesses that use social listening tools to actively monitor online conversations benefit from access to real-time feedback to improve products and services (25%), attract new customers (24%), and improve customer service (21%). Other unforeseen benefits include monitoring content performance, recruiting and hiring new employees, and learning about the competition. Data is from a survey of 300 users of social listening software in the US, conducted by Clutch, a leading research and reviews platform for business services.

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Small Business SEO Investment to Increase…

Most Small Businesses, However, Still Limit SEO…

Washington, DC—March 29, 2017—Over half (52%) of small businesses in the US invested in search engine optimization (SEO) in 2016, and 74% expect to do so in 2017, according to new research from Clutch, a leading B2B research and reviews firm. In addition, 66% of small businesses say they plan to invest in pay-per-click (PPC) digital advertising, such as Google search ads, by the end of 2017. 

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Choosing a Web Builder More Challenging Than…

Despite challenges, new survey from Clutch finds…

WASHINGTON, DC – March 28, 2017 – Nearly 25% of 307 DIY website builder users – those that use platforms like SquareSpace and Wix - say their biggest challenge is getting started and knowing which web builder provider to use, more so than any functional aspects of the web building tools themselves.  Once DIYers do navigate through the many web building options and select one, most strive to continuously improve their website through investing time and money. The data comes from a new survey from Clutch, a leading research and reviews platform for business services. 

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Nearly Half of iPhone Users Feel…

Concern over security breaches and a lack of…

WASHINGTON, DC – March 16, 2017 – Nearly half of iPhone users have little or no confidence in storing their personal information on iCloud, according to a survey of 1,001 iPhone users conducted by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Forty-seven percent (47%) of iPhone users said they are only “slightly” or “not at all” comfortable with storing personal information on iCloud. Meanwhile, 44% of respondents said they are “very” or “somewhat” comfortable with doing so.

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Having a Website Still Elusive for Nearly…

Third annual Small Business Survey from Clutch…

WASHINGTON, DC – March 14, 2017 – Nearly one-third of small business owners run their business without a website, and some indicate they will probably never have one, according to a new survey from Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm.

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Nearly 25% of Small Businesses Not Using…

A new survey by Clutch offers recommendations,…

WASHINGTON, DC – March 8, 2016 – A significant number of small- to medium-sized businesses have not yet adopted social media. In a recent survey of small business owners/managers, 24% said they currently don’t use social media for their business, while 8% don’t ever expect to use social media.

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Mobile Apps Increasingly Viewed by Small…

Clutch Survey Indicates 50% More SMBs Will Have…

Washington, DC—March 2, 2017—Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are moving rapidly toward adopting mobile apps, according to new research from Clutch, a research, ratings, and reviews platform for business services. Currently, 42% of SMBs have built their own mobile app, but Clutch’s survey indicates that SMBs increasingly view them as a worthwhile tool to improve business operations and return on investment. 

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Nearly One-Third of Consumers Surveyed…

New survey indicates that over 30% of respondents…

WASHINGTON, DC – February 23, 2016 – There is confusion over what qualifies as ‘the cloud,’ according to a new consumer survey. Despite marking that they use at least one of several popular cloud-based applications, such as Google Drive, Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive, over 30% of consumers subsequently responded that they do not use or access information in the cloud. Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm, designed the survey to gauge consumers’ knowledge and habits regarding cloud usage.

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Data Management Is Now the Leading Mobility…

DMI and Clutch Reveal New Report That Indicates…

Washington, DC, February 15, 2017-- Data management is now the primary focus of enterprise mobility, according to new research from DMI and Clutch.  In a survey of 582 IT decision-makers at enterprises (companies with 500+ employees), Clutch, a B2B research platform, and survey partner DMI, the world’s first end-to-end mobility company, found that whether in the form of cloud integration, mobile security, or management software, enterprises are directing their focus and budget dollars towards mobilizing and managing company data. 

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Content Quantity Is Priority for Many…

New ‘How To’ guide from Clutch clarifies content…

WASHINGTON, DC – February 14, 2017 – Simply posting a lot of content without proper attention to the consistent quality of that content may not be the best approach for content marketers, suggests a new study by Clutch, a research, ratings, and reviews platform for business services. Nearly 80% of content marketers say that increasing their company’s online visibility is their primary content marketing goal. But there is still confusion over how much content is too much and when quality is more important than quantity.

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Businesses Turn to No-Coding-Required DIY…

Over 40% of websites built using DIY options are…

WASHINGTON, DC – February 13, 2017 – There are a lot of options to help you build a website. Website builders, like Wix, SquareSpace, and Weebly, offer a DIY (do-it-yourself) functionality that allows you to build a website without coding expertise. With website building now easier than ever, a new survey by Clutch, a research and reviews platform for business services, finds that many website builder users are using these DIY tools to create sites for business use.

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DevOps’ Definition Lacks Consistency and…

Wikipedia’s definition of DevOps has a…

WASHINGTON, DC – January 24, 2017 – DevOps, a philosophy emphasizing collaboration and efficiency among software development and operations teams, still lacks a widely agreed upon definition despite being broadly recognized among IT professionals, according to a new survey report by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm.

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Accessibility and Mobility Are Key…

Clutch survey reveals 70% of users consider…

WASHINGTON, DC – January 23,, 2016 – Today’s typical business intelligence (BI) user increasingly prioritizes mobile, fast, and customizable platform options, and platform providers are feeling the pressure to evolve quickly to meet the demand from customers.

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Research and Original Data Are The Content…

Most content marketers say paid distribution is…

WASHINGTON, DC January 10, 2017 – Content may be the driver for marketing efforts, but the type of content created makes all the difference. Content marketers surveyed by Clutch, a ratings and reviews platform for business services, say research and original data (18%), infographics (17%), and product reviews (16%) are more likely to help them achieve their goals than blog posts, videos, or white papers. Once content is developed, how it’s promoted and distributed can make or break its impact. The majority of content marketers surveyed (85%) say paid content distribution tactics, including social media, pay-per-click (PPC), and native ads, are more effective than organic efforts.

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Enterprises Prefer Microsoft Azure While…

Clutch survey explores businesses’ preferences…

WASHINGTON, DC – January 5, 2017 – A new survey by Clutch, a leading B2B IT ratings and reviews firm, found that enterprises strongly prefer Microsoft Azure, while small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) gravitate toward Google Cloud Platform. The survey was conducted in order to gain more knowledge on the “Big Three” cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure.

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One Size No Longer Fits All with Employee…

Clutch survey reveals challenges for HR to meet…

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 20, 2016 – A recent survey of 1,000 full-time employees by Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm, reveals that the factors on which employees prefer to be evaluated for a raise vary widely depending on age, gender, level of experience, and the size of the company they work for.

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Service Quality, Cost Top Factors Which…

Industry Experts Outline Five Factors Why…

Service Quality, Cost Top Factors Which Dictate Businesses' Loyalty to Answering Service Providers Industry Experts Outline Five Factors Why Businesses are Apt to Abandon Their Answering Service Washington, DC, December 13th, 2016—Businesses may say they are satisfied with their current answering service provider, but their tendency to switch providers after six months suggests otherwise, according to a survey by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. As the survey reveals, service mistakes, duplicity among providers, and cost are among the main reasons they switch.    

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Over 30% of Millennials Unhappy with Their…

Feedback frequency a major factor in millennial…

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 7, 2016 – Millennials are more likely than GenXers or Boomers to quit their job in the next six months, and nearly one-third of them say that is exactly what they plan to do. A new survey by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews site, finds that millennials more often report less job fulfillment than the generations of workers before them and that they rely heavily on their managers for accurate, consistent, and immediate feedback.

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Large Majority of Small Businesses Do Not…

New findings from Clutch help small businesses…

WASHINGTON, DC – December 1, 2016 – The majority of U.S. small businesses are not backing up data in the cloud with the support of a professional and automated backup service, as evidenced by new survey data from Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Backup services, such as Mozy and Carbonite, automate the transfer of files to the cloud to safeguard against user error and negligence.

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Price of Answering Services Less Important…

Answering Services Deliver on Value and Quality,…

Washington, DC, November 17, 2016—Regardless of cost, if an answering service provider does not provide 24/7 answering capabilities or good call quality, a business is less likely to choose that provider, according to a recent survey by Clutch, a leading B2B research and review firm. 

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Email Newsletters Are the Norm for Most…

Three case studies offer a closer look at email…

WASHINGTON, DC, November 15, 2016 — Sending email newsletters is a routine business practice for more than 80% of large organizations in the US, surpassing standalone (79%), lead nurturing (71%), and transactional (62%) emails, according to an email marketing survey from Clutch, a ratings and reviews platform for businesses.

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Small Business Employees Say Lack of…

New survey indicates small business managers less…

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 10, 2016 –  More than 40% of small business employees say they receive no feedback from their company and its managers, even though clear and consistent performance evaluation is considered by human resources experts to be one of the most important qualities of a manager. This lack of feedback is having a negative impact on the enthusiasm of small business employees, according to a new survey by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews site.

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Small Businesses’ Sensitive Data is at Risk…

Some SMBs jeopardize medical and banking…

WASHINGTON, DC – November 11, 2016 – Small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) risk data security if they use free cloud storage, but nearly 25% still do, despite warnings from industry experts. In addition, new findings reveal that 11% of SMBs are storing banking information and 14% are storing medical records in free cloud storage. The data comes from a new survey by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm.

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Strategy Development is Biggest Pain Point…

A guide from B2B ratings and reviews firm Clutch…

WASHINGTON, DC, November 03, 2016 — Barely a third (35%) of social media marketers hire external expertise to develop a social media strategy, even though strategy development is their biggest challenge, according to a survey conducted by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. The 65% of companies that have not worked with a social media marketing agency or consultant struggle with developing a social media strategy more than those that have hired outside expertise.

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Brand Building Is Primary Goal For 47% of…

A new report from Clutch uses unique data to…

WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2016 — Nearly half of email marketers say brand building and engagement is their primary goal for email marketing. However, most email marketers find the tasks needed to reach this goal challenging, according to a new survey conducted by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews site.

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An Attractive Website Doesn’t Guarantee User…

New survey by Clutch and Brave UX indicates that…

WASHINGTON, DC – October 6, 2016 – Nearly 95% of frequent Internet users say that a website’s ease of use is important when deciding whether to continue using the site, according to a new survey on user experience (UX). 

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GoDaddy Most Popular Among SMBs, But Is the…

Over 85% of web hosting providers now offer cloud…

WASHINGTON, DC – September 28, 2016 – Eighty-six percent (86%) of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) say that their web hosting provider offers cloud hosting options, according to a new survey and analysis report from Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews site. 

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Social Media Marketers Rarely Use Organic…

Despite the effectiveness of paid social media,…

WASHINGTON, DC, September 1, 2016 — Although nearly 60% of social media marketers say their paid social media efforts are most effective for their business, more than half use a mostly organic approach, according to new research by Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm. The trend is similar for both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) companies, with 54% of B2Cs and 47% of B2Bs using organic social media more often than paid options.

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SMBs’ Loyalty to Their Payroll Provider Not…

Payroll managers’ satisfaction with their…

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 31, 2016 – Even though most payroll administrators at small and medium businesses (SMBs) indicate they are satisfied with their current provider, nearly 40% of those same managers say they are likely to switch payroll solutions within the next 12 months, according to a recent survey by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews site.

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Structured Forms of Data More Valuable than…

Despite the increasing prevalence and untapped…

WASHINGTON, DC, August 16, 2016 — When collecting and analyzing business intelligence (BI) data, analysts most often focus on their organization’s internal data (70%), business systems data (59%), and structured data (58%), according to a new survey by Clutch, a leading B2B research firm.

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Over 90% of Small- to Medium-Sized…

New survey highlights popularity of cloud options…

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 16, 2016 – Cloud hosting is an overwhelmingly popular option among small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as shown by a new survey from Clutch, one of the leading B2B ratings and reviews sites. Nearly 95% of SMBs say they either already use a cloud hosting service or plan to transition to it. According to industry analysts, the Clutch survey findings are indicative of a necessary trend, who suggest the transition to cloud hosting services is a good strategic move for SMBs. The move to cloud hosting also falls in line with a general trend of data migration within the web hosting sphere. About 72% of SMBs say they changed web hosting providers at some point within the past 5 years.

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TV and Digital Advertising are Key…

Multichannel approach most effective strategy for…

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2016 — In spite of numerous digital advertising opportunities that have emerged over the last decade, TV advertising is still the primary focus of marketing efforts for nearly one quarter (22%) of US enterprises, according to new survey results released today by B2B research firm Clutch and marketing agency R2integrated (R2i). Still, while survey respondents indicated TV is their number-one priority channel, the study also found that nearly 85% of companies have a website, and almost 80% are active on social media.

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Are Payroll Solutions Helpful to SMBs? Most…

Users praise their payroll solutions’…

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 20, 2016 – The majority of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) indicate they are satisfied with both the features and customer support of their payroll solutions, according to a new survey by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews site.

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YouTube Outperforms LinkedIn As Social Media…

Video rules among social media marketers and…

WASHINGTON, DC, July 13, 2016 — When it comes to social media, enterprise companies in the US identify Facebook (96%), Twitter (71%), and Youtube (61%), as their top three platforms, according to a new survey by Clutch, a leading B2B research firm. YouTube’s impressive ranking as one of the most popular social media platforms among enterprises, validates the increasing importance of video for social media marketing.

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Cloud Data Backup is Considered a More…

Despite popular skepticism, more SMBs opting for…

WASHINGTON, DC - June 30th, 2016 - Among small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) using online backup services, nearly 90% say that it is equally or more secure than on-site backup, according to a new survey by Clutch, a leading B2B ratings and reviews site. In addition, nearly 40% of SMBs cite security as the top benefit of using online backup services, ahead of providing additional data space and simpler backup.  These survey findings suggest that SMBs are more comfortable with online backup, since over a third report no challenges when using it. The results also contradict widely held perceptions regarding security and the cloud.

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Over 90% of Enterprise Companies Undervalue…

Failure to measure the right metrics may minimize…

June 23, 2016 – Washington, DC – Search marketing takes a back seat to other marketing channels used by large enterprise companies, as indicated by a new survey released today.  Of 500 companies surveyed, a modest 5% rank paid search ads as their top marketing priority, while only 4% prioritize ‘organic’ search engine optimization (SEO) – targeting unpaid listings at the top of Google search results pages. The survey was a collaboration of the B2B research firm Clutch, and R2integrated (R2i), a digital agency.

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Online Or On-site Backup? Most SMBs Prefer…

Nearly half of SMBs say on-site backup is more or…

WASHINGTON, DC, June 14, 2016 — When it comes to the critical task of backing up data, nearly half of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the US say using both on-site and online solutions are important and necessary, according to a new survey by Clutch, a leading B2B research firm. In fact, many SMBs steadfastly hold to on-site backup, with 42% of those surveyed reporting that it’s more important than online backup.

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Business Intelligence Data a Valuable Tool,…

Nearly 90% agree that BI data offers a…

WASHINGTON, DC, May 24, 2016 — Business Intelligence (BI) data analytics users in the US nearly unanimously agree that BI data is important to their company.  Almost 90% report that the value of BI data has increased significantly in the past 12-months, according to a new survey conducted by Clutch, a leading B2B research firm. But, when it comes to using BI solutions to analyze data, security and how to use the data effectively are the main concerns.  

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Mobile Apps Becoming More Popular with Small…

Early App Adopters Cite Benefits to Customer…

WASHINGTON DC, April 12, 2016 – Will mobile apps that are cheaper and easier to develop convince more small businesses to have them? Not necessarily, according to a new survey by Clutch, the leading app development research firm. While nearly 50% of small businesses indicate they plan to have a mobile app within the next few years, over 30% still have no intention to do so. Industry experts however, say that attitude will likely change as more small businesses watch the trend of mobile app adoption grow, and are forced to have an app in order to stay competitive. The full report can be found at: https://clutch.co/app-development/resources/small-business-mobile-apps-2016-survey

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Cloud Security Both A Benefit and Cause for…

Even enterprises that applaud the benefits of…

WASHINGTON, DC, March 3, 2016 — Medium and large enterprises in the US have mixed feelings about cloud infrastructure security, according to a new survey conducted by Clutch, a leading B2B research firm. While 22% of enterprises ranked security the number one cloud computing benefit, 31% also identified security as the most prevalent challenge. When compared to older legacy systems, the majority of enterprises (64%) agree that cloud infrastructure is more secure. They cite cloud infrastructure’s sophisticated monitoring systems, multi-layered security safeguards, and central management as the main reasons they consider it a more secure option.

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Search Engine Optimization Is Lacking for…

However, new survey data says small businesses…

WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2016 — Half of small businesses in the US that have a company website do not engage in search engine optimization (SEO), according to a new survey conducted by Clutch, a leading B2B research firm. Minimal SEO engagement significantly lowers a small business’ odds of being found online by potential customers and subsequently makes it more difficult for that business to meet growth goals. 

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Nearly 50% of Small Businesses Do Business…

Further, many small businesses that do have a…

WASHINGTON DC, February 17, 2016 – Nearly half of small businesses in the US operate without a website, according to a new survey of 350+ small businesses from Clutch, a B2B research firm.Irrelevancy to their business and expense were the top reasons cited by most respondents for why they choose not to have a website.

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90% of Enterprises Plan to Increase or…

Cloud service providers should target opportunity…

WASHINGTON, DC, February 11, 2016 — The majority of enterprises in the US plan to increase their spending on cloud computing by as much as 50% in 2016, according to a new study conducted by Clutch, a leading B2B research firm. At the same time, nearly 30% will maintain their current spending, and only 6% will reduce their cloud computing budget. This spending pattern indicates a growth opportunity for cloud service providers in the enterprise market.    

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IT Service Providers Get ‘Thumbs Down’ from…

New study predicts IT services spend will…

WASHINGTON DC, Jan 20, 2016 – Small businesses are less than satisfied with their IT service providers, according to a new study conducted by Clutch, a leading B2B research firm. Despite relatively poor ratings from SMBs, nearly 40% of surveyed firms say they plan to increase spending on IT services in 2016, further enhancing the opportunity for market leaders.

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File Backup is the Most Popular Cloud…

Clutch’s 2015 survey reveals how small businesses…

WASHINGTON, December 09, 2015 — Nearly 40% of small businesses in the US adopt cloud storage for file backup, according to new survey data from Clutch, a leading source of business ratings and reviews. The findings suggest that the small and medium business (SMB) market sees the Cloud as a better way to store data. Most of the small businesses surveyed ranked backup and access to files from multiple devices as top priorities. In addition, 48% of small businesses indicated that they use a mobile device to access data their firm stores on the Cloud, according to a survey of 438 small businesses that use cloud storage conducted by Clutch.

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Cloud Storage Not Used by Nearly Half of…

Clutch’s 2015 survey indicates room for growth in…

WASHINGTON, November 18, 2015 — Nearly half of small businesses in the US have yet to adopt cloud storage, according to new data from Clutch, a leading source of business ratings and reviews. The gap identified in the findings suggests a significant growth opportunity for cloud storage services in the small and medium business (SMB) market. The majority of small businesses that do use cloud storage choose Dropbox, according to Clutch’s survey of 438 small businesses nationwide. Fifty-three percent of respondents indicated that their firms use this service. Google Drive, Apple iCloud, and Microsoft OneDrive followed Dropbox as the top four most popular cloud storage services.

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Study shows 41 percent of venture-funded…

Data from Clutch shows a movement towards more…

WASHINGTON, October 21st, 2015 – Forty-one percent of newer, venture-funded startups have invented names, almost three times the amount of invented names in comparison to other high growth companies, according to a new study from Clutch, the leading source of ratings and reviews on naming and branding agencies. While some branding experts see invented names as a domain and trademark opportunity, others in Clutch’s study warn against them.

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Two-thirds of Wearable Developers Say…

Research firm Clutch presents an inside look at…

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2015 — Two-thirds, or 10 out of 15, wearable app developers said that the most prominent challenge they faced as first movers was the lack of information and research available on how, when, and for what consumers would use wearable technology, according to Clutch, a leading source of reviews on application development companies. Despite these difficulties, unique insight about the ideal use cases for and interactions with wearables emerged. The research is based on 15 interviews with businesses that embraced wearable technology in its early stages.

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New Study Quantifies the Value of Client…

New data from Clutch illustrates that doubling…

WASHINGTON, September 16th, 2015 – How valuable are client reviews to the business-to-business buying process? New research from Clutch, the leading source of reviews on app development companies, shows that companies with more online client reviews receive significantly more interest from potential buyers. The study found that by doubling the number of online reviews, a company could increase by up to 60 percent the number of prospective buyers that want to learn more about the firm. 

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Personal Referrals Drive Almost Half of SEO…

New data from Clutch shows referrals are leading…

WASHINGTON, August 26, 2015 — Nearly half (45%) of businesses hire SEO service providers based on a referral or existing personal relationship, according to Clutch, a leading source of reviews on SEO companies. Company attributes such as knowledge, customer service, and transparency were the next largest influence, mentioned by 43% of companies. Other factors included company location near the client (15%), client reviews and case studies (14%), and culture fit (13%). However, one-fifth of interviewees volunteered that their business previously had a negative experience with an SEO company before finding the right fit.  

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Research Shows No One-Size-Fits-All Solution…

Clutch publishes analysis of four major options…

WASHINGTON, July 29th, 2015 – There are countless options for building a website, but what option can provide the most value? New research conducted by Clutch, the leading source of web designer reviews, breaks down the capabilities, limitations, and costs of using different solutions to build a website. Clutch interviewed experts from across the field of web design and development for insights on how to build a successful website that aligns with the goals, requirements and budgets of the buyer.   The research posits that depending on your website requirements, some solutions are more appropriate than others.

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Clutch Identifies Early Leaders in Wearable…

This research identifies application development…

WASHINGTON, DC, June 4th, 2015 - Today Clutch published its first piece of research on wearable application development.Following the release of the Apple Watch and rising consumer interest in wearable devices, Clutch, the leader in online mobile app developer reviews, has identified firms that have taken an early lead in developing apps for wearable devices.   The following companies were highlighted as early leaders in wearable application development:  Redmadrobot, Fuzz, Lounge Lizard, Stanfy, Softeq Development, DMI (Digital Management, Inc.), Digital Brand Group, Lemberg Solutions, Plastic Mobile, and SWARM.

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Survey Shows Small Business Mobile Apps to…

Clutch releases new data examining planned mobile…

WASHINGTON, May 28th, 2015 – Fifteen percent of small businesses have a mobile app, and another 18 percent are considering developing one in 2015 or later, according to a survey conducted by Clutch, the leading source of mobile app developer reviews. However, some have yet to be convinced, as 40 percent of respondents said they are unlikely to have a mobile app in the future.   Clutch's survey also examined the key reasons why small businesses are building apps. The number one reason—selected by 76% of respondents—is to improve customer service.

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Survey Finds Room for Growth in Small…

A new survey by Clutch reveals that many small…

WASHINGTON, May 6th, 2015 – Nearly half of small businesses do not actively use social media, and 25 percent claim that they are unlikely to use social media in the future, according to a survey conducted by research firm Clutch. However, many companies that are active on social media are seemingly finding value, with roughly one-third of those planning to increase their social media resources in 2015.  

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