- According to Gartner, 85% of companies will have a cloud-first principle by 2025.
- The cloud can have advantages such as reduced IT costs, more flexibility and greater efficiency.
- Cloud tools have also helped companies prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic.
- This article is part of a series about cloud technology called At cloud speed.
The move to cloud computing was one of the biggest significant technical trends the last few years. While it used to be common for businesses to own and operate their own data centers, the amount of business software running on traditional servers is huge scaled down to 32% of all enterprise applications by 2022 about half as much as in 2019.
Tracy Woo, senior analyst at Forrester, put it bluntly:
“It is clear that using the cloud is necessary to remain competitive,” she told Insider. “The question most people are weighing is when and should we move all our workloads to the cloud? ”
By switching to the cloud, a variety of …