the last two The years have been exciting periods of growth for the cloud market, driven by increased demand for access to new technologies during COVID-19 and the proliferation of the “work anywhere” culture. IT leaders worked to move workloads to the cloud to ensure business continuity for the remote workforce, leading to skyrocketing adoption of cloud computing. This momentum is expected to increase in 2022 and beyond.
For many companies, the pandemic has accelerated their digital transformation plans by months or even years. Dependence on cloud infrastructure will only continue to grow as organizations adjust to the hybrid working model. Gartner projects that global spending on cloud services is expected to reach more than $482 billion in 2022, up from $313 billion in 2020.
As the new year kicks off, C2C, an independent Google Cloud community, has identified six cloud computing trends to watch out for in 2022.
More people are taking advantage of new technologies
The pandemic has inspired a new generation of entrepreneurs. Whether it’s a need for mass layoffs, a desire for a more flexible lifestyle, or finding inspiration to finally pursue a passion, millions have started their own ventures.
As their businesses grow and digitize, entrepreneurs across industries are embracing the cloud and embracing technologies like machine learning and data analytics to optimize business performance, save time and cut expenses. There are numerous benefits for small businesses and startups. On the one hand, the cloud makes data accessible from anywhere with an internet connection, enabling the seamless collaboration needed in a hybrid work environment. Without having to spend on expensive hardware and software, entrepreneurs can invest in other areas as they scale their business.