Business Times (Singapore), 30 Apr 2021. via ACM TechNews, 30 Apr 2021
Market tracker Canalys said global cloud computing spending reached a
record-high US$41.8 billion in the first quarter of 2021 as businesses used
the Internet heavily to weather the pandemic. Worldwide spending on cloud
infrastructure services rose nearly US$11 billion year over year, according
to Canalys. The company's Blake Murray said, "Organizations depended on
digital services and being online to maintain operations and adapt to the
unfolding situation," although most businesses have not yet made the
"digital transformation." Canalys ranked Amazon Web Services as the world's
top cloud service provider, accounting for 32% of the market, followed by
Microsoft's Azure platform with 19% and Google Cloud with 7%. Going forward,
Murray expects continued migration to the cloud amid improving economic
confidence and the revitalization of postponed projects.
[Too much trusting of potentially untrustworthy third-parties?