Report: 69% of companies say cloud technologies helped their pandemic recovery

According to DigitalOcean’s recent report, 86% of companies reporting increased cloud usage during the height of the pandemic said their cloud usage will continue to increase in 2021, indicating that there is no slowdown in digital acceleration and cloud targeting. -adoption.

The pandemic is still top-of-mind for companies of all sizes as 2022 approaches, and they all recognize that the cloud has played a key role in their recovery. The report shows that 69% of companies say that cloud solutions have helped them recover from the pandemic. Digital acceleration may have peaked during the pandemic, but companies still seem to be increasingly adapting to the digital first world.

It is no surprise that the company’s cloud adoption skyrocketed during the pandemic, but what may surprise some is that even traditional, non-technological SMEs are heavily dependent on cloud solutions in their recovery (43%). Startups and SMEs are the backbone of the economy, and with new business ventures at record highs, it’s more important than ever that they have the cloud and software tools they need to thrive, especially when you consider the barriers they face. facing in fully embracing the cloud.

Infographics.  COVID-19 recovery is the biggest challenge facing companies in 2021 regardless of size.  26% of traditional SMEs, 25% of technology-focused SMEs and 22% of companies cite pandemic recovery as their biggest challenge.

While a majority (52%) of traditional SMEs believe that the cloud is crucial to their business success, 43% have no full-time technical staff to manage cloud solutions. In addition to limited technical staff, traditional SMEs consider costs (19%), technical training and education (13%) and time required to manage services (12%) as barriers to cloud adoption. The DigitalOceans report also found a significant cloud knowledge gap between traditional SMEs and businesses. For example, 48% of traditional SME respondents do not know the term “cloud-native” compared to only 5% of companies, and 56% of traditional SME respondents do not know the term “digital-native” compared to 18% of companies surveyed.

The report is based on 2,400 interviews in 48 countries conducted by Aspen Finn from September to October 2021.

Read the full report from DigitalOcean.

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