Trump’s tariff threat may speed cloud adoption


President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on goods manufactured in Mexico and offshore may accelerate the movement to cloud computing, analysts said.

IT managers may seek to protect their companies from higher hardware or capital expenditure costs by shifting more of their . This shift is well underway, and the new administration may push it along, even before Trump takes office next month.

At this point, industry analysts are uncertain as to what Trump has planned. His statements regarding tariffs are short, vague and sometimes delivered by tweets.

Throughout the campaign and since the election, Trump has said he intends to impose a 35 percent tariff on goods made by any company that leaves the U.S., fires its employees and then sells its products back in the U.S.


reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country,, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S., , is WRONG! There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35 percent for these companies,” Trump tweeted.

But beyond that statement, Trump appears ready to leave companies guessing about his strategy until after he is sworn into office.

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