If your small business doesn't run its computing systems in the cloud now, chances are it will soon.

By 2017, two-thirds of all business workloads will be processed in cloud data centers, according to data cited by the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The percentage of organizations using the cloud for some form of database-as-a-service (DBaaS) is also expected to double by 2017, from 23 percent to 44 percent.

While cloud adoption is growing rapidly, businesses have a long list of challenges that prevent them from moving to the cloud, including the cost of implementation, privacy risks, and a lack of standards between cloud providers.

The infographic below from NJIT explains how cloud adoption will continue to grow during the next three years.