From the realities of remote work to the increased focus on digital commerce, organizations are facing new challenges to their IT and security infrastructure—not to mention their general viability as a business. In response, many are rethinking their strategies and accelerating changes to their technology stacks to best confront the new future—primarily through the cloud.
While cost reduction or flexibility remains an important driver of cloud adoption, organizations are also seeking a number of other business benefits, from agility to innovation. “Whereas once organizations had to choose between quality, cost, and time when investing in new technology, the cloud operating model enables them to be more aspirational,” says Yugal Joshi, vice president of digital, cloud, and application services research for strategic IT consultancy and research firm Everest Group. “They can achieve the holy trinity of technology benefits. Organizations today want it all.”