Predictions Report

Predictions 2021: Cloud Computing

October 19th, 2020
Dave Bartoletti, null
Dave Bartoletti
Jeffrey Hammond, null
Jeffrey Hammond
With contributors:
Lauren Nelson , Duncan Dietz


Pandemic responses lean heavily on cloud scalability to adapt to new business demands. In 2021, companies will target fast wins with immediate advantages like shunning on-premises backups and finally moving disaster recovery (DR) to the cloud. But cloud adoption won’t go on without challenges in 2021: Governments will also start to exert more influence over where and how companies can use cloud. In this report, we explore Forrester’s predictions for cloud computing in 2021.

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