# **Chesamel in Discussion: Cloud Predictions for 2021**
**Welcome to the first webinar of Chesamel in Discussion!** Join us as we delve into the biggest driving force for businesses in 2021 – the cloud. In this session, we are honored to have Evette Martins, an experienced Cloud Development & Digital Transformation expert, share her insights and predictions on the cloud landscape. Whether you are just starting your cloud journey or are already established in your cloud migration, this webinar will provide valuable information to keep you ahead of any potential speed bumps.
**Keywords/Tags:** [cloud predictions 2021, cloud migration, business trends, digital transformation, cloud solutions]
**Source(s):** [Chesamel](https://www.chesamel.com/), [Evette Martins](https://www.linkedin.com/in/evettemartins/)
## **Cloud Growth: The New Normal**
The cloud has been experiencing tremendous growth over the past decade. It has become an essential component for businesses of all sizes, across various industries. Today, it is almost expected for every business to adopt at least one cloud service or utilize cloud-based applications for seamless operations. The need for cloud adoption has been further accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a significant surge in cloud growth.
According to statistical projections, the global cloud spending is expected to reach a staggering $304 billion in 2021, up from $257 billion in 2020. This exponential growth demonstrates the increasing significance and acceptance of cloud services in the modern business landscape[^1^]. As cloud services become the new normal, traditional on-premises solutions are gradually becoming a thing of the past. While their presence may still remain, it is clear that the cloud is revolutionizing the way companies operate and manage their IT infrastructure.
## **The Impact of COVID-19 on Cloud Adoption**
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about numerous changes in the business world, including the way companies work and integrate technology. The accessibility and flexibility offered by the cloud have played a crucial role in enabling companies to adapt swiftly to new working conditions. The ease of onboarding and utilizing cloud-based products and services has empowered organizations to explore new avenues and embrace innovation.
For instance, many companies have started leveraging cloud-based analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) tools that were previously overlooked. With machine learning services readily available in the cloud, businesses have discovered new ways to incorporate advanced technologies into their daily operations. This shift has enabled companies to enhance efficiency, productivity, and decision-making[^2^].
## **Cloud Adoption in a Remote Work Environment**
Working from home has become the new normal for many employees, and this decentralized work environment has further fueled the adoption of cloud solutions. To ensure seamless collaboration and communication among distributed teams, companies have turned to cloud-based collaboration tools such as Slack and Zoom. These tools have proven instrumental in maintaining effective workflows and streamlined operations, even when teams are geographically dispersed.
Furthermore, the cloud has emerged as a cost-saving measure for businesses during these challenging times. As companies aim to preserve cash flow and reduce IT costs, the migration to the cloud presents a viable solution. Although the initial migration may incur some expenses, the long-term benefits of cloud-powered infrastructure can ultimately lead to significant cost reductions over time[^3^].
Join us in this insightful webinar as Evette Martins shares her expertise and predictions regarding the cloud’s future. Gain valuable insights into the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities that lie ahead in 2021 and beyond. Don’t miss out on harnessing the power of the cloud for your business success!
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[^1^]: [Source: Statista – Cloud Computing Worldwide Revenue Forecast](https://www.statista.com/statistics/481632/worldwide-public-cloud-market-size/)
[^2^]: [Source: Forbes – The Impact Of Cloud Technology On Business Development Amidst The COVID-19 Pandemic](https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/09/16/the-impact-of-cloud-technology-on-business-development-amidst-the-covid-19-pandemic/?sh=11ead17858c0)
[^3^]: [Source: CIO – 6 ways COVID-19 is forcing companies to rethink their data center strategies](https://www.cio.com/article/3533010/6-ways-covid-19-is-forcing-companies-to-rethink-their-data-center-strategies.html)
Dive into our first webinar from Chesamel in Discussion, where we explore the biggest driving force for businesses in 2021. We’re joined by Cloud Development & Digital Transformation expert, Evette Martins as she takes you through everything you need to know if you’re just starting your cloud journey or well established in your cloud migration so you can keep ahead of any potential speed bumps.