Furthermore, small companies are more likely to use the public cloud than private or hybrid clouds and tools to integrate cloud applications. This makes sense because many small companies may not have a legacy BI/data warehouse environment and internal data center or the IT staff that can build something in-house. And since many small companies are startups, they likely have more affinity with startup cloud vendors and a greater tolerance for risk than mid-size or large companies.
Interestingly, large companies are more likely to implement private clouds while mid-sized companies are more likely to implement hybrid clouds and small companies public clouds. An explanation for this could be that large companies are more likely to have implemented virtualization technology to optimize utilization of their data centers. And mid-size companies want the benefits of a public cloud but may not have invested in private cloud technology yet.