Avoid costly mistakes when adopting cloud solutions. Follow key steps in our new cloud computing checklist.
Cloud computing initiatives accelerated at a breathtaking pace in 2020. COVID-19’s impact created an imperative to enable remote work and push systems, processes, and data to the cloud.
By second quarter 2020, spending on public cloud infrastructure had increased 47.8% (year over year) to $14.1 billion, according to International Data Corp. (IDC). This increased investment is expected to continue, and IDC predicts that combined public and private cloud spending will reach $109.3 billion by 2024.1
But here’s what hasn’t changed: Moving to the cloud still takes careful planning. Even with a greater urgency to adopt cloud solutions, organizations cannot afford to take shortcuts when making decisions.
Choosing the right cloud computing solution is a collective effort of the CIO, CFO, and IT leadership team. Together they must decide what cloud solution to invest in, with everyone bringing their own perspectives and priorities.
To make more informed IT decisions on their journey to the cloud, leaders can follow this four-step cloud computing checklist: