COVID-19

Despite security issues and concerns resulting from the massive and sudden increase in Work-From-Home (WFH) initiatives caused by the global COVID-19 healthcare crisis, one-third (38%) of U.S....
May 28, 2020
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75% of cybersecurity professionals representing financial institutions around the world made dramatic changes to their firm’s cybersecurity programs to cope with the rapid shift to remote work due to...
May 27, 2020
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As backup risks and challenges continue to increase, it is important that organizations need to ask certain questions with regards to data protection and management. Is your business-critical data...
May 22, 2020
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Technology solution companies appear to be holding their own during the COVID-19 pandemic, with most expecting to see the first steps toward a return to normalcy within the next three months,...
May 21, 2020
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Spending on the digital transformation (DX) of business practices, products, and organizations will continue at a solid pace despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to...
May 21, 2020
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There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic—the way it came and impacted our daily lives, business and economy—is unprecedented; we have never seen something like that in our lifetime. But...
May 21, 2020
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  Rajesh Uppal, Senior Director (HR & IT), Maruti Suzuki India highlights how IT & HR strategies redefined business continuity for Maruti Suzuki during lockdown. He mentions although the...
May 20, 2020
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Pandemic like COVID-19 has made us all rethink our Business Continuity Planning (BCP). For some organizations, BCP was just a term and a tick in the box until the arrival of COVID which has made...
May 15, 2020
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94% of cybersecurity professionals are more concerned about security now than before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Tripwire-Dimensional Research. In assessing their security programs, 89% said...
May 14, 2020
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Every humanitarian crisis disrupts the way certain things are carried out and sets precedence for a new order. The COVID-19 public health emergency has changed the way we greet each other, interact...
May 14, 2020
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We are at a very special moment in history right now. Never before in modern times have we seen such a global impact and a global response to a crisis, which largely ignores geopolitical borders.The...
May 13, 2020
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There’s no doubt COVID-19 set the remote work revolution on a fast track. And on that fast track, VPN usage soared to new heights with no signs of it slowing down. Companies had no choice but to...
May 12, 2020
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We have never experienced a situation like this in our lifetime. COVID-19 has made all our previous planning and risk management look grossly inadequate. The world economy is going through...
May 12, 2020
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Guess how much we have discussed, analyzed and prophesized about disruptions – business model disruptions, creative disruptions, not to talk of digital disruption.  But few would have imagined...
May 12, 2020
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IoT platform revenue will reach USD 66 billion in 2020; rising from USD 55 billion in 2019, according to Juniper Research’s study, titled The Internet of Things: Consumer, Industrial & Public...
May 11, 2020
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There have been rapid substantial changes in device usage trends as businesses shifted their operations in March due to COVID-19, according to ExtraHop’s report, titled Connected Devices in the Time...
May 08, 2020
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More than 98% of small and medium-sized business (SMB) respondents now have a remote workforce, a 43% increase since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, according to ActivTrak survey. With the majority...
May 08, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to alter consumer behaviors permanently and cause lasting structural changes to the consumer goods and retail industries, according to findings of an Accenture survey ...
May 07, 2020
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There is no doubt about the fact that we need to retain more women in corporate. I have said this before as well. As we all know retaining more women means helping them maintain a work-life-balance,...
May 07, 2020
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Q1 spend on cloud infrastructure services reached USD 29 billion, up 37% from the first quarter of 2019, according to new data from Synergy Research Group. This was in line with the expected market...
May 05, 2020
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Only 51% of technology professionals and leaders are highly confident that their cybersecurity teams are ready to detect and respond to the rising cybersecurity attacks during COVID-19, according to ...
May 05, 2020
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Executives responsible for Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy, particularly CIOs and CDOs in governmental and healthcare organizations, should leverage AI in five core areas to improve decision...
May 05, 2020
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The pressure created by the COVID-19 outbreak on global trade systems highlights an urgent need for global cooperation to maintain and strengthen the resilience of international supply chains. To...
May 04, 2020
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The challenge is unprecedented: restoring the economy and livelihoods while managing a very real risk to human life. Going back to work will involve countless unknowns, but the leading companies will...
May 04, 2020
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India’s domestic IT spending (Hardware, Software, and Services) is expected to drop to -4.5% in 2020 as compared to 2019 growth rate of +9.1%, according to IDC. The hardware segment will contribute...
May 01, 2020
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Despite IT professionals’ confidence in their ability to support today’s much greater dependence on digital services, there is a rise in application performance errors reported by more than half of...
May 01, 2020
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48% of employees say they are more productive working from home, 57% would prefer to work from home in the future and 68% have other workers or students also working in their household, according to...
Apr 30, 2020
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Lockdown is the word we never thought would suddenly become so popular in our corporate and social lives. There is hardly anyone across the world who has not heard this word now and is probably not...
Apr 30, 2020
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Since the onset of COVID-19, more than half of respondents believe that cybersecurity and data breach is the most-increased third-party risk their organizations face, according to Gartner’s survey of...
Apr 27, 2020
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The COVID-19 crisis is being defined by four distinct consumer behavior segments, according to the first edition of the EY Future Consumer Index, a survey of 4,859 people tracking consumer sentiment...
Apr 27, 2020
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyber attacks directed at its staff, and email scams targeting the public...
Apr 27, 2020
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Worldwide IT spending to decline 2.7% this year due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to IDC. While every industry will be affected by the global slowdown, some will reduce...
Apr 23, 2020
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With the rapid adoption of enterprise-grade digital meeting and workstream collaboration solutions in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Gartner has identified three steps for IT leaders to...
Apr 22, 2020
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Amid the growing concern over COVID-19, 57% of organizations in India expect a moderate to large negative impact on their business in the next six months, while 46% expect this to last over a 12-...
Apr 22, 2020
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As COVID-19 forces an unprecedented amount of workers to stay home, many companies will have no choice but to turn to automation to keep the business running. In the age of social distancing, this...
Apr 21, 2020
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37% are finding working from home is becoming increasingly difficult while 52% said they have got used to home working and don’t mind the prospect of a longer lockdown period, according to Moneypenny...
Apr 20, 2020
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Business leaders in Asia-Pacific are focusing on navigating the immediate impact of COVID-19 on supply chains, revenue and profitability, while reconfiguring capital allocation and M&A plans for...
Apr 17, 2020
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The overall tech spending is forecast to decline in 2020, according to IDC’s new index of leading indicators for IT spending. However, IDC also highlights opportunities where businesses may be...
Apr 16, 2020
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For many organizations, digital initiatives in the pipeline became swift realities over the past several weeks. New ways of working today have heightened companies’ reliance on digital platforms and...
Apr 15, 2020
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Nearly 50% of organizations reported 81% or more of their employees are working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Gartner’s survey of 229 HR leaders. Another 15% of those...
Apr 14, 2020
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As a vast majority of companies make the rapid shift to work-from-home to stem the spread of COVID-19, a significant percentage of IT and cloud professionals are concerned about maintaining the...
Apr 14, 2020
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Stay-at-home orders have forced millions of businesses to establish remote workforces that rely solely on Internet-enabled applications and products to conduct business. The move to a “virtual...
Apr 13, 2020
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Contingency plans will minimize the business impact of canceled or postponed events and enable organizations to overcome associated disruptions due to coronavirus, according to Gartner. “Due to the...
Apr 09, 2020
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A recent poll by Citrix found that employees are more productive when they work from home. As many as 69% of employees polled in the US said their productivity is higher, when they work from home....
Apr 08, 2020
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The rapid changes to enterprise working practices, and broader concerns about the pandemic, are both being exploited by cybercriminals as they step up their attacks, generating a raft of new...
Apr 08, 2020
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As organizations address the longer-term implications of COVID-19, it is imperative to focus on the needs of all stakeholders, from customers to suppliers to shareholders and, specifically, employees...
Apr 06, 2020
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Business leaders are focussing on navigating the immediate impact that COVID-19 has across supply chains, revenue and profitability, while reconfiguring capital allocation and M&A plans for the...
Apr 06, 2020
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You do not have to be a news junkie to know that most of the organizations globally have switched to work from home (WFH), in the wake of spread of COVID-19. While many countries, including India,...
Mar 28, 2020
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As much of the world grapples with the new coronavirus, COVID-19, and how to handle it, attackers are taking advantage of the widespread discussion of COVID-19 in emails and across the web. There has...
Mar 27, 2020
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As more and more organizations implement company-wide work from home policies as a way to protect the health of employees in the wake of COVID-19, they are also considering how to continue business...
Mar 25, 2020
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