The year 2020 has been one unlike any other in almost every way – our work lives have changed thanks to cloud computing, our social lives have changed, our hobbies have changed, even the location in which we work has changed. With so many changes happening around us, it’s only natural to expect to see new trends arising and new ways of doing things coming to the forefront of our industries as we look to wade our way through the chaotic landscape we find ourselves in to the best of our ability. One of the major shifts that we have seen has been in the field of cloud computing, where an already rapidly expanding industry has been thrust into the limelight with astronomical levels of demand that simply could not have been predicted before the year. Read on to learn how 2020 has impacted the cloud computing industry. 

Why was 2020 so different?

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down, now to a point where the innovations that have been made during this time are more than likely to remain forever. With restrictions on contact and distancing put into place, businesses have scrambled to find effective, efficient ways to continue working from remote locations to protect the health and lives of their staff – cloud computing has been the answer to this problem. In the first quarter of 2020, cloud spending rose by 37% to $29 billion, and these numbers have continued to rise exponentially since then. With remote working being the obvious fix for most businesses during the pandemic, cloud computing offered the ideal solution; you would be able to offer employees based in any location with the tools, platforms, and services they would need to work as they might when based in their office. By enabling staff to work from their homes, we were able to avoid huge drops in workflow and protect public health in one swift transition. 

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So, how has this impacted cloud computing? Essentially, the impact boils down to demand, in particular the sheer amount of demand that was created by the enforced government lockdowns and social distancing guidelines. Whilst such a rapid increase in demand could be seen as a daunting challenge to overcome, the advanced nature of cloud computing has made it very easy to scale solutions and roll them out en masse across entire industries on such short notice. With this increase in demand, we have also seen a rapid acceleration in further development in these cloud services – with such high usage rates, the existing limitations of the platforms were found far more easily, which has led to quick development and enhancements to upgrade the service to meet the high levels of functionality required by the customer. From changes in compliance regulations, enhancements of security measures on a wider scale, and a huge selection of additional features integrated to cloud computing services, the increased demand caused by 2020’s Covid-19 pandemic has been one of the largest cultural shifts in the workplace in decades, and a welcome one at that.

 

If you’re still searching for the perfect cloud computing solutions for your business, get in touch with our team here at Cloud Geeni – our experts will be able to advise you on the most suitable solutions for your business, allowing you to transition into the future of business without all of the stress that usually comes along with it.