There’s new data that shows how COVID-19 has changed the way Information Technology professionals use and process data. Yellowbrick’s report titled “Analytics and Cloud Infrastructure Spending During Disruption” also supports this argument. Yellowbrick, a data warehouse providing hybrid cloud solutions, surveyed over 1,000 enterprise IT managers and executives in May to see how IT departments were grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The way of making business has changed
The report indicates that 96% of most IT professionals report that COVID-19 disruption has changed their thinking. In addition to this, COVID-19 made their lives more centered on technology than ever before. 48% of respondents report that they have a greater realization about how interconnected we are.
Almost 90 percent of the technologist said the companies they work for will be focused on cost optimization because of COVID-19 disruption, and much of this will center on cloud computing. Almost 60% of IT personnel stated that legacy computing had proved essential during the disruption.
The report also shows that the majority of respondents indicated they would not trust parts of their business to a single cloud provider.
Jeff Spicer, the chief marketing officer for Yellowbrick Data, commented the results, saying,
“The survey brought to light some trends that we have been noticing recently related to the speed at which companies are moving to the cloud and investing in analytics. In fact, more than half of enterprises are accelerating their move to the cloud in light of COVID-19 challenges to their businesses.
That clearly shows that a cloud-alone strategy is not what most enterprises are looking for—and validates what our customers are telling us about their own best practices combining cloud and on-prem approaches to their biggest data infrastructure challenges.”
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