If you’ve been working in and around the IT sector, you’ll be all too familiar with the impact that 2020 had on the cloud computing industry – demand has skyrocketed and with it, so has rapid development and rollout, along with the discovery and correction of the issues that could arise whilst operating in the cloud. Whilst the whirlwind of 2020 may now be behind us, we are still feeling changes happening in and around the world of cloud computing, so let’s take a look at what we can expect to see from cloud computing in 2021!

 

Cloud computing will be central to the post-pandemic new normal

First and foremost, we can expect cloud computing to be an essential part of any ‘new normal’ that we create once the pandemic starts to pass – no matter how you operated before the pandemic and the introduction of cloud computing, it’s likely that your business will benefit from keeping it in place long after the current situation passes. Whether it’s virtual desktops or application hosting, or just a useful tool that’s used to enable employees to work remotely for more flexibility, it looks like cloud adoption is here to stay. 

 

Migration to the cloud not only saves money for your business, but it also helps to improve the way you work; by enhancing workflows and decreasing the time it takes to identify and rectify issues, working in a cloud-based environment presents a wide range of benefits to your business in 2021. 

 

On-premises services moving to the cloud

Another trend that we’re expecting to continue is the elimination of physical infrastructure, with businesses instead choosing to harness the flexibility and convenience of cloud services to free up precious physical space so that it can be used more efficiently. If you currently have your own servers and data centres, this can all be migrated to the cloud solutions, which use remote data centres that are secure and encrypted to keep you, your employees, and your data safe. 

 

By moving to cloud solutions, you’ll also be reducing the amount of maintenance that you need to carry out on physical hardware within your business, which again saves a great deal of both time and money. 

 

Work from home and mobility

Whilst it may have been the pandemic that spurred many businesses to make the move to a remote working format (at least in the interim), we expect to see remote working and working from home to continue, in some capacity, for an extended time for most businesses. For many, this may have been their first foray into remote working, and for those people, it’s likely that the move back into the office on a full-time basis will feel incredibly stifling and unproductive in terms of the work/life balance. 

 

With many businesses thriving thanks to the reduced costs that remote working presents, we’re pretty confident that your WFH situation will remain in place, either full-time or part-time, for a long time even after the pandemic passes. One thing is for sure, the working landscape has changed forever.

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New kinds of security risk

Unfortunately, this migration to the cloud does mean that there’s a whole new wave of threats that we need to be aware of, both in terms of being vigilant to the dangers and being prepared to combat them should there ever be an attack on your business. With new forms of malware circling businesses in an attempt to take advantage of poorly arranged private networks and connection points, businesses must invest in effective management and security that enables them to ensure users and data remain safe from these new threats.

 

With cloud computing set to continue to dominate throughout 2021 and beyond, there’s never been a better time to invest in effective, efficient and flexible cloud solutions to help bring your business into a stronger position to tackle the challenges of this coming year. At Cloud Geeni, we’re experts in providing businesses with the cloud solutions that they need to thrive in a digital space. Contact us today to discuss how cloud computing could benefit your business in the long run, or to learn more about our intelligent cloud-based solutions!

 

In 2020 the demand for #cloudcomputing skyrocketed and with it, so has rapid development and rollout, along with the discovery and correction of the issues that could arise whilst operating in the cloud. 

 

Although the whirlwind of #2020 may now be behind us, the need for the intelligence and convenience of cloud computing is high, and we’re still seeing how it’s adapting to meet demands. Take a look at what we can expect to see in #2021 in the world of cloud computing in my latest blog.