Why cloud is the new normal

There will be no going back for organisations that took a first step into the cloud during Covid-19 – the accelerated adoption of new technologies is likely to change their businesses forever

31st January, 2021
Why cloud is the new normal
Almost 70 per cent of organisations already using cloud will increase their cloud spending after a year of Covid-19 disruption, according to research by Gartner

A decade after it first began to gain traction, cloud in all its various manifestations has become the new normal. Back then, chief executives who had grown tired of on-premise IT and costly refresh cycles were drawn to the agility and scale of pay-as-you-go services – Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) – but it required a seismic shift to technology that was still nascent. Adoption was slow.

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