So much for all the cloud hype. It’s an insignificant blip in the world’s total IT spend.

From a career standpoint, getting all those AWS certs probably isn’t worth it – everyone’s flooding into that field, and it’s just not that big a deal yet.

“But $233.4 billion is a rounding error compared to the $4 trillion that organisations will spend on IT in 2020, according to IDC. Just 5.8 per cent. The fixation on cloud revenues only serves to distort the reality of how organisations spend their IT budgets today”.