by Kevin Petrie | Eckerson Group
COVID-19 steepened the cloud adoption curve this spring as Cloud Service Providers absorbed Super Bowl-like traffic spikes. Businesses went virtual, office workers became teleworkers and Zoom boomed.
In fact, Cloud adoption is one curve that will not flatten anytime soon, because COVID-19 unleashed several growth drivers. More business leaders now recognize cloud infrastructure and applications as methods of survival, ensuring business continuity if a resurgent COVID-19 disrupts future operations. Many also created virtual business models during the lockdown that expand their longer-term addressable markets. In addition, telework will persist as organizations recognize the benefits for employee safety, productivity and retention.