It’s hardly a revelation for channel partners to learn that the reliance on cloud infrastructure has grown dramatically over the past twelve months, but the sheer scale and speed of change is incredibly impressive and offers both giant opportunities and a need for a serious focus on reliability and security.
Of course, the opportunity in cloud isn’t all about the single sell, but in providing ongoing value to the end customer. Fortunately, we may not have to do all of the hard work. A study by Statista showed that artificial intelligence will develop a symbiotic relationship with the cloud market, powering computing while cloud in turn increases the impact of AI on everyday operations.
In terms of created value, McKinsey estimated a minimum impact of $3.5 trillion, but have stressed this is a conservative estimate. The value added by AI in cloud computing could be as high as 15.4$ trillion.
The acceleration of cloud services and infrastructure is just one of the massive changes the channel is seeing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, download our free eBook 7 Tech trends set to transform the IT channel in 2021.