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Moving to the Cloud in 2019: 10 steps to avoid the common pitfalls

January 07, 2019 / Lewis silkin

The use of ‘cloud computing’ solutions by businesses is becoming ever more commonplace and, by some estimates, the market will be worth $411bn by 2020. Even the U.S. Department of Defence is now looking to store its military data on the cloud in a contract expected to be worth USD 10 billion.  In the UK, the UK government’s Business Productivity Review recently urged small businesses to “get in the cloud” to plug the “output crisis” facing Britain’s SME economy. Accountancy and other professional services firms are no exception.  Market intelligence firm IDC predicted earlier this year that the professional services industry would be the second most likely industry to invest the most in the public cloud in 2018.