About 27 percent of business workloads currently use public cloud services, but that number is expected to reach 48 percent in a year or two, according to survey findings published by Spiceworks, an Austin, Texas-based marketing services company.  This research report can be found at: “Public Cloud Trends in 2019 and Beyond”      Cloud service providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure all got close rankings. The most important factor in ranking cloud service providers was service uptime, according to 72 percent of the respondents, followed by security (53 percent) and service compatibility (46 percent).