"My personal opinion is there's not enough confidence for the big boys to play. I don't think they'll get small businesses turning over their data to outside vendors. Yet," said Francis Poeta, president P&M Computers, Cliffside Park, N.J. "Google will pick up some share. The same people who will do Google [Apps] will do the storage. They'll catch maybe 5 percent of small businesses, which is a lot of people, but those people in the $1 million and above aren't going to do it."
Poete said if customers were ready for that model, IBM (NYSE:IBM) and others would have established successful programs by now.