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How Cloud Computing Saved the Economy

While most businesses were forced to close for lockdowns, those with access to Cloud computing were able to keep thriving.

It’s true. The coronavirus Pandemic saw thousands of businesses close during the latter half of 2020. We are just leaving the first half of 2021, and we can still feel the ripples in the economy from that particular shockwave. 

Amid all of that uncertainty, one thing became clear. Those businesses that had already made the switch to online trading barely missed a beat. Those businesses that were able to make the switch to online work quickly, also managed to escape the worst of the harm. While more than a million businesses closed their doors in 2020 never to open again, those few online-ready businesses seemed to be sitting pretty at the end of the world. 

Cloud computing may not have saved the world, but it did help us to protect a fractured economy. Moving forward, we wanted to reflect one how Cloud computing helped the world keep trading, even when all was lost.

Cloud computing: an unexpected hero of the pandemic

Before 2020, most of us relied on Cloud computing for specific tasks. For example, you might hire a freelancer to design a logo for your company in 2019. By 2020, you might have realised the need for a full Cloud computing team within your company. Cloud Computing Jobs might not have been on your radar before, but now a full team of IT technicians are exactly what is needed to keep your business trading.

Let’s look at an example. Those that worked with online sales during the pandemic, but who hadn’t been selling online previous to this, benefited greatly from Cloud technicians. The ability to remotely control computers within people’s homes, without travelling to those homes, was a great advantage when everything closed down. During the pandemic, we weren’t always allowed to visit each other’s houses. The ability to fix computers through the Cloud became a vital part of corporate life.

Not only did Cloud computing allows us to keep working throughout the apparent apocalypse, but it also allowed us to get goods and products to where they needed to be. We don’t just mean that the general public could buy clothes online, we also mean the emergency services and healthcare workers who relied on PPE to get the job done.

The future of Cloud computing

For the moment, Cloud computing allows us to keep going as normal regardless of what might be happening in the physical world. As we move forward into the second half of 2021, we expect that our reliance on computing in this fashion is going to increase. The farther we progress into this digital world, the heavier we will rely on Cloud computing and the IT technicians that can negotiate it.

We suggest that we all consider how well placed we are to facilitate Cloud computing in this advancing digital world. If it is going to be the future, we might as well make a start.