When the coronavirus pandemic forced workers into quarantine, the ability to work from home saved many businesses from a complete shutdown. Cloud computing has powered remote work across industries, foreshadowing the value of the cloud in the future of business. By allowing employees to securely access business networks from anywhere, cloud-enabled businesses didn't grind to a halt with stay-at-home order.
The value of the cloud won't ease along with stay-at-home restrictions. Read more here: Is Working From Home The Future of Work?
Without the rise in many businesses' investments in cloud-computing infrastructure, COVID-19 would have more seriously threatened their survival. But, with cloud computing spending up 37% in 2019, many companies had positioned themselves well for a shift to remote work. Learn more here: Without cloud computing, businesses would now be in even deeper trouble
Cloud Computing And Business Sustainability Go Hand in Hand
So, how do businesses move forward from here with an effective cloud-computing system? Consider long-term sustainability. This means shifting to a customized cloud computing model that puts the customer at the forefront. Explore this topic more by reading:Coronavirus accelerates shift in cloud deployment
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Global organizations spent $107 billion on cloud-computing infrastructure services in 2019 - a 37% increase from 2018.
Cloud-computing spending is predicted to increase 17% in 2020, totaling $266.4 billion.
In 2018, 5 million employees worked at home at least half-time.
Since 2005, regular work-at-home has increased 173%.
43% of employees in the U.S. work remotely with some degree of regularity.
An estimated 56% of U.S. employees can complete at least part of their daily work remotely.
By the end of 2021, an estimated 25 to 30% of the workforce will work from home for multiple days out of the week.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 80% of employees wanted to work from home somewhat regularly.