By now, most enterprises are well acclimatized with their IT strategies put in place to respond to Covid-19. However, the big question that still remains unanswered is about the fate of such steps, once we are past this pandemic.

An overwhelming majority of surveys in which the respondents were top board level or IT decision makers have revealed that most of such changes are here to stay. The most prominent of these changes is of course, remote work.

Many organizations have either already, or are in the process of formalizing mid to long term remote work strategies. This is because enterprises want to optimize costs and enhance productivity at the same time.

Both these ends have been achieved quite well in most remote work scenarios. Agreed, there will be certain industries where full-on remote work may not be a permanent option but excluding such instances, Work from Home (WFH) is here to stay.

The other most notable trend in response to the pandemic is the massive adoption of Cloud Computing solutions and services. The spectrum of cloud services extends to infrastructure, software as well as remote collaboration tools.

In most cases, a move towards the Cloud has delivered on the promise of remote readiness, security and most of all, organizational agility. Enterprises that have moved to the Cloud were able to accelerate digital transformation initiatives.

The cloud ecosystem is also highly suited to the online and contactless modes of business being necessitated by present circumstances. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) like dinCloud will continue to play an instrumental role in accelerating digital transformation.

Gartner has forecast that during 2021, nearly 40% of all enterprises workloads will run in the form of cloud powered IaaS and PaaS services. During 2020, this figure was 20%, marking an increase of 100%.

Research firm IDC has forecast an uptick in the adoption of multi cloud. IDC expects that by the year 2022, over 90% of enterprises are expected to be using a mix of public, private and on-premises cloud environments.

So, we can conclude that the cloud adoption that was initially induced by the pandemic is quite likely to go the distance and become a permanent feature in the case of most enterprises.

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