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Matthew A. Winkler

Stock Market’s Big Winners: It’s All About the Cloud

As the Covid-19 disruptions show, prosperity depends on dealing with customers, suppliers and just about everyone online.

In the cloud,

In the cloud,

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Various measures of the stock market are flirting with record highs during the worst economy since the Great Depression. This anomaly shows no signs of fading because the coronavirus pandemic is nourishing the roots of remotely engaged commerce. 

Since the end of March, when Covid-19 proved that prosperity depends on dealing with customers, suppliers and just about everyone online, the market's best performers are changing how business gets done and the way people work.