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Coronavirus and cloud computing

    With the current series of measures in place for the Coronavirus pandemic, it further highlights the benefits of cloud-based services. We have always provided as a natural part of our sales pitch, discussions around how in the event of a disaster you can work with our web-based systems from anywhere.

     IDG Communications, Inc. – the world’s leading tech media, data, and marketing services company – releases the 2020 IDG Cloud Computing research, highlighting cloud usage and adoption plans, investments, and business drivers behind the technology. This year’s survey found that cloud computing is embedded into business strategy, as 92% of organization’s say their IT environment (infrastructure, applications, data analytics, etc.) is in the cloud to some extent today, and this is expected to grow to 95% 18 months from now.

    The Shift to Cloud Continues
    Continuing to show the growth in cloud adoption, we are seeing a shift in IT environments being mostly on-premises to mostly cloud. When asked about their current IT environment, only 9% said their environment is all cloud, but this is expected to grow to 16% in 18 months. Looking at the mix of on premise and cloud-based environments, 54% said their total IT environment is mostly on-premises with some cloud (expected to decrease to 36% in 18 months) and 29% said mostly cloud with some on-premises (which is expected to grow to 43% in 18 months).

    Data above correct as of: June 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

    While we were always imagining more traditional disasters (fire, flood etc.) it equally applies to people confined to their homes, or even their sofas as they try and work while looking after children and families.

    Moving from a paper-based/spreadsheet-based system can be daunting but we are always here to help and even if it’s all remote at the moment we do have voice and video conferencing tools like Teams or Zoom available should they be required.

    We really are here to offer advice and assistance during these strange, uncertain times so please do give us a call on 01438 894 776 for a call or to arrange a video call or email us at [email protected].