Trends Report

Scoring Our 2022 Cloud Predictions

Forrester Was Spot-On For Three, Early For One, And Saw A Lack Of Definitive Progress For One

February 22nd, 2023
With contributors:
Lauren Nelson , Paul Miller , Andras Cser , Dario Maisto , Guannan Lu , Arthur Ross , Diane Lynch


Every year, Forrester predicts what lies ahead for cloud in the year to come. But have these predictions proven true over the past year for cloud leaders? This report holds us — the prediction makers — accountable by assessing each prediction against what happened in 2022. In the year’s second half, COVID-19 infection rates slowed and border restrictions relaxed, which meant a return to the office for some and travel for many. However, attempts by the US Federal Reserve System and the governing bodies in every major global economy to decrease inflation by raising interest rates created new challenges. Enterprises shifted strategies as the economic downturn hit even pandemic winners.

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