Cloud Computing can help SMEs lower their IT costs by outsourcing IT services and obviating the need for in-house infrastructures. Furthermore, the pay-as-you-go nature of the cloud ensures that SMEs can pay for exactly what they use. In this way, SMEs can also transform the capital expenses (CAPEX) associated with IT infrastructure acquisition to operational expenses (OPEX) associated with usage-based billing.

CloudingSMEs provides support services to European SMEs, in order to facilitate them in adopting and fully leveraging the benefits of cloud computing services.

CloudingSMEs is driven by a vision for the optimal adoption and use of cloud computing within SME communities, and by a set of road maps aiming at the realization of this vision.