We made the call from the start: COVID-19 would spike the need for cloud computing and cloud computing talent. IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker noted an increase in cloud spending with traditional infrastructure taking a dirt nap. The pandemic was the primary driver behind the shift in IT spending, with IDC noting that widespread remote work triggered demand for enterprise cloud-based services.
Of course, that was last quarter. The outlook for the remainder of the year is explosive cloud growth with funding and acceleration of cloud projects underway right now or about to begin. What currently hinders an enterprise’s movement to the cloud is the lack of cloud talent, including architects, security specialists, developers, operations, and secops engineers, to name just a few.