Data and applications might be turned over to cloud computing; however, oversight of cyber-security, monitoring, and service development stays an in-house business.

Moving everything to cloud computing doesn’t mean that technology management headaches are also transferred to a third-party provider. Instead, this sudden rush outpaces an organization’s ability to adapt.

The cloud boom

Owing to the Pandemic, cloud adoption saw a boom in 2020 and 2021. The same will happen in this year and the future. However, with such a hike, technology teams face new challenges.

According to the “Harvard Business Review” report, even though most companies still have a majority of their tech systems in-house, things will change dramatically in the next few years – organizations will run to the cloud. About 67% of businesses state they have accelerated the cloud adoption process.

In addition, 65% of the respondents of a survey state that 60% of the “IT portfolio” will stay in cloud computing in two years.

“However, the rapid acceleration and expansion of cloud has brought its own challenges — not only in terms of integration and management, but also with regards to new cybersecurity, data privacy, ROI measurement, and cloud talent concerns,” the study’s authors point out. “With most respondents leveraging cloud in addition to their on-premises systems-and anticipating maintaining such a hybrid cloud infrastructure for the foreseeable future — the difficulties of managing these complex environments effectively are evident.”

First of all, more than 60% of IT managers say they have difficulty catching up with rapidly evolving tech responsibilities and roles needed to control the increased cloud computing adoption.

Educating the brand/business is a crucial element of a successful strategy. Also, it’s noteworthy that hybrid cloud/on-premise environments will stay dominant for some. For example, more than 84% of respondents state their businesses have hybrid cloud computing, and over 88% say the organization will keep it in the future.  

Nevertheless, here are a few issues that emerged due to the cloud boom:

  • Dearth of talent needed to manage the cloud
  • Increased data privacy and cyber-security concerns
  • Difficulty including cloud data/services
  • Increased costs and more