By 2020, a company that doesn't use the cloud will be as rare as a company that doesn't use the internet today, according to Gartner, Inc. Most technological innovations from internet providers are centered on cloud computing with the clear intention of adapting this technology to the needs of companies.

continuous acceleration

Gartner points to a continued acceleration of cloud-based systems, which has ramifications for leading IT companies and business owners alike. Currently, 12% of companies run all their activities in the cloud , but that number will quintuple in the next five years.

This means that IT leaders and professionals will see their roles change dramatically over the next few years: from monitoring servers, overseeing and maintaining programming to higher-level tasks that are vital to the business. Organizations are growing with cloud computing as a competitive advantage, and it will be up to IT leaders to guide, recommend and link their businesses to the best technology solutions on the market. For a business leader, this means having a broader understanding of the range of online resources available to help you do your job and run your business better.

As an incentive for these companies to move to the cloud, more cutting-edge IT resources will only be available in the cloud, forcing reluctant organizations to move closer to this model. Furthermore, many applications and data will remain locked in old technologies and new cutting-edge solutions will be cloud-based, increasing the demand for infrastructure integration.

Startups are majority in the cloud

Not surprisingly, it's easier to find wholly cloud-based companies in the startup industry. In fact, close to 40% of newer companies (those that have been in business for five years or less) run all of their activities in the cloud. In just two years, two-thirds of startups will operate entirely in the cloud. In a few years, that number will be 96%.

On the other hand, older and more solid organizations in the market have migrated to the cloud more slowly. Today, around 12% of this group perform all their activities in the cloud, a number that will reach 87% in 2020. Among the factors that contribute to this slower growth, we can mention the complexity of its infrastructure, the dependencies on legacy systems and the cemented business processes built around them, the relatively high headcount, and the resilience of those employees themselves, who often resist a cloud-based work environment.

Companies with younger workforces in their mid-20s are also more likely than their longer-term counterparts to fully embrace the cloud. Eighteen percent already do, and 82% of those companies will be fully cloud-enabled by the year 2020.

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