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Cloud computing’s importance has grown significantly in recent years. It has enabled the use of shared IT infrastructure and services to create a flexible, scalable, and on-demand IT environment. Cloud computing provides users with an approach to consuming IT that is significantly more flexible, resource-efficient, and cost-effective compared to traditional IT. The widespread move to home-working necessitated by COVID-19 would have brought businesses to a grinding halt had investments in cloud not been made over the last 10 years. That investment now has the potential to transform the way some businesses operate and Investment Monitor brings you all the latest information on cloud computing across various sectors.

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Cloud deals activity across sectors

Investment Monitor’s cloud deal tracker monitors deals involving cloud or similar technologies over the past nine quarters.

Cloud Deals: Q2 2019 – Q2 2021

5,550 Venture Financing

Total Value US$m: 110,440.7
YOY Change: 168.6%

2,863 Acquisition

Total Value US$m: 446,497.6
YOY Change: -43.2%

1,085 Equity Offering

Total Value US$m: 149,207.1
YOY Change: -11.1%

823 Private Equity

Total Value US$m: 185,723.5
YOY Change: 6.0%

295 Asset Transaction

Total Value US$m: 21,903.7
YOY Change: 10.9%

293 Partnership

Total Value US$m: 1,007.1
YOY Change: -

155 Merger

Total Value US$m: 45,582.7
YOY Change: 1484.7%

151 Debt Offering

Total Value US$m: 149,884.5
YOY Change: -8.9%

4 Grant

Total Value US$m: 1.1
YOY Change: -100%

1 Licensing Agreement

Total Value US$m: NA
YOY Change: -

Cloud-driven innovation across sectors

To best track the emergence and use of cloud across various sectors, Investment Monitor tracks patents filings and grants as well as companies that hold most patents in the field of cloud.

Number of patents in Cloud: 2001 – 2021

Cloud patents tracker monitors the patents filings and grants across various sectors over the past two decades.

Top holders of patents in Cloud: 2001 – 2021

Investment Monitor patent ownership data monitors the companies that hold most cloud patents.

Number of Cloud mentions in filings: 2016-2021

Investment Monitor tracks thousands of companies and their annual and quarterly filings. Our analysis tracks the mention of cloud in those filings over the past five years.

Cloud versus Top 5 themes

Investment Monitor compares cloud mentions in filings versus mentions of other technology themes in filings data over the past five years.

Top 10 companies with Cloud mentions in filings

Investment Monitor tracks which companies mention cloud in filings most over the past five years.

Cloud jobs insights across various sectors

Investment Monitor tracks live company jobs postings mentioning cloud or those requiring similar technology skills.

Cloud job trends across sectors

Jobs postings by companies mentioning cloud over the recent past. Cloud jobs tracker looks at jobs posted, closed and active across sectors.

Most active companies with Cloud jobs

Investment Monitor’s jobs tracker lists companies with most cloud jobs posted in the recent past.

Cloud influencer activity across various sectors

Investment Monitor tracks the mentions of cloud by pre-identified influencers on Twitter. The graph indicates the volume of Tweets mentioning cloud through recent months.

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