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Channel Futures' 2023 Cloud Outlook: Inflation Won't Slow Adoption

If you think inflation and other macroeconomic pressures will slow cloud adoption next year, think again.

Kelly Teal

December 29, 2022

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It’s that time of year again, the time to prognosticate about the future of various technologies. For this edition, we bring you 2023 cloud predictions. Of course, it’s hard to say exactly what will transpire over the next 12 months, but the cloud computing experts we’ve included here all have feet-on-the-ground expertise. They’ve long been part of a market that Gartner projects will exceed $600 billion this coming year alone.

Channel partners, then, will be interested to know where they should be focusing. As one hint, even though inflation is pressuring customers to really scrutinize their technology spending, cloud computing adoption shouldn’t suffer. Our 2023 cloud predictions go into more depth on that point.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of our 2023 cloud predictions is the lack of forecasting about new products. As evidenced by 2022’s AWS re:Invent, cloud computing is reaching a point of maturity. Vendors aren’t so much developing new platforms as they are honing and expanding their existing ones (again, we present the absence of significant new news at re:Invent, the industry’s largest gathering, as evidence). There are, certainly, some exceptions to that but for the most part, cloud continues to come into its own.

With all that in mind, we invite you to mull over Channel Futures’ 2023 cloud predictions. See the slideshow above to get started.

Want to contact the author directly about this story? Have ideas for a follow-up article? Email Kelly Teal or connect with her on LinkedIn.

 

About the Author(s)

Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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