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Cloud Adoption Increased by 25% Due to Covid

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a lot of changes in various aspects of people’s lives, and most of these changes can be seen in the world of business. People are working from home a lot more often, and this is just one of the numerous differences that people might be capable of noticing in the pre and post pandemic worlds. Another change that can be noted is the increase in cloud computing adoption.

Palo Alto Networks recently released a new report that reveals this trend. There has been a 25% increase in overall cloud usage among profit making enterprises, and what’s more is that the vast majority of organizations, or 70% to be precise, are now using cloud storage for at least half of their total data. Suffice it to say that this is a massive increase from the numbers that we could have seen previously, and it is consistent with wider trends that many industries leaders are taking note of.

However, another thing to bear in mind is that security concerns are halting progress in that regard. According to this report, most people agreed that maintaining security and compliance were among the top three reasons why they might be struggling to shift to entirely cloud based computing. Maintaining high level security is essential due to the reason that it can prove to be vital in the fight against cyber crime and all of the various forms that it can take.

An analysis of the report stated that a unified strategy was required if this transfer of data was to be successful. Companies need to form these strategies and stick to them, since this may very well be the only way in which they can get a reasonable guarantee that everything will go smoothly in the future. Whatever the case may be, cloud computing is the way of the future.


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