COVID-19

2020 both accelerated and severely hampered the Virtual Reality (VR) market, and those impacts continue in 2021. Consumer interest in VR grew significantly, while the bubble created around location-...
Oct 05, 2021
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Technology challenges introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic and the emerging trend of remote work uncovered technology skills gaps at many organizations, which in turn required new approaches to...
Sep 02, 2021
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A futuristic business strategy always integrates the inclusion of rapidly changing technology to cope with ungovernable circumstances and to ensure business continuity. The COVID-19 pandemic has...
Aug 16, 2021
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The concept of new workplace, as it is being touted now, has been there for quite some time. While the rational of such a workplace is known—and clear—to all concerned, the actual shift had not...
Aug 12, 2021
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Suresh Shaw (name changed), CIO of a leading consulting firm, is in a state of a quandary these days. In a recent executive council meeting, in which he is also a member, it has been decided that his...
Aug 11, 2021
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2020 drove a large-scale push for application modernization. As organizations scrambled to support fully distributed workforces and securely integrate new cloud-native data platforms and...
Aug 09, 2021
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Data breaches now cost surveyed companies USD 4.24 million per incident on average, according to IBM’s annual Cost of a Data Breach Report. This is the highest cost in the 17-year history of the...
Jul 28, 2021
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Augmented Reality (AR) has replaced Artificial Intelligence (AI) as the most disruptive emerging technology, according to a survey by GlobalData. GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Emerging Technology...
Jul 27, 2021
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India IT spending is expected to total USD 92.7 billion in 2021, growing 8% from 2020, according to Gartner. Worldwide IT spending is projected to total USD 4.2 trillion in 2021, an increase of 8.6%...
Jul 15, 2021
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Almost three quarters of enterprises (71%) believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated existing digital transformation plans, with 52% signaling greater interest in 5G and the internet of...
Jul 05, 2021
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Increased security challenges during the pandemic offered IT teams a unique opportunity to build their cybersecurity expertise, according to Sophos’ survey. The vast majority of IT teams that faced a...
Jun 22, 2021
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The kind of trauma we have gone through in the wake of second wave of COVID will forever remain in our memory. Waking up every morning to find friends, relatives, and acquaintances succumbing to...
Jun 18, 2021
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The explosive resurgence of Coronavirus cases across India has put a severe strain on our healthcare management system. The second wave of the pandemic has flagged our frail emergency response...
Jun 15, 2021
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Almost half (45%) of business leaders claim that their company has experienced more network security incidents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Telia Carrier’s research, entitled “...
Jun 14, 2021
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Consumers in India are increasingly concerned about digital payments fraud and are exercising greater caution when using digital payments compared to a year ago, according to a new study conducted by...
Jun 08, 2021
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The global Internet of Things (IoT) market by revenue will be worth USD 1.1 trillion by 2024, with much of the growth coming from wearables, according to GlobalData. GlobalData’s latest report, ‘...
Jun 03, 2021
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In some instances, IT organizations have placed unwarranted trust in their employees, household members and third-party vendors, according to Apricorn’s 2021 Global IT Security Survey. More than 400...
May 31, 2021
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Increasing investments in digital transformation, data centers and Internet of things (IoT) deployment were instrumental in the more than 5% average revenue growth of the top 20 Asia-Pacific (APAC)...
May 31, 2021
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75% of APAC organizations believe Zero Trust frameworks are very important following COVID-19, according to a study by Ivanti and Frost & Sullivan, entitled “Embracing Secure Access in a World of...
May 27, 2021
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Changing work styles and behaviors are creating new vulnerabilities for companies, individuals, and their data. According to findings from HP Wolf Security Blurred Lines & Blindspots Report, 70%...
May 18, 2021
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The rising wave of the pandemic and the record number of cases has made it imperative for governments worldwide to identify innovative ways to track, detect, and diagnose COVID-19 cases and prepared...
May 17, 2021
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The COVID-19 shutdowns have challenged the financial services industry’s core infrastructure. More than one year into the pandemic, banks, insurers, and other financial institutions report costly...
May 13, 2021
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Almost one-third of IT professionals surveyed globally say their business is now using Artificial Intelligence (AI), with 43% reporting that their company has accelerated their rollout of AI as a...
May 12, 2021
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Despite still seeing a few phishing email attacks related to COVID-19, users are becoming more savvy and alert to these types of scams, according to KnowBe4’s Q1, 2021 Top-Clicked Phishing report....
May 04, 2021
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In Q1, Microsoft was again the brand most frequently targeted by cybercriminals, as it was in Q4, 2020, according to Check Point Research’s Brand Phishing Report for Q1 2021. The report highlights...
Apr 26, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated consumers’ focus on sustainability and willingness to pay out of their own pockets – or even take a pay cut – for a sustainable future, according to a new IBM...
Apr 23, 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people live, work and socialize, accelerating demand for innovation, as retailers, consumer goods, and travel companies shift from reacting to the crisis to...
Apr 13, 2021
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The global workforce sees the shift to remote working as just the tip of the iceberg. Reflecting the fact the pandemic has accelerated a number of workforce trends, 60% of workers are worried that...
Apr 05, 2021
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Many aspects of life and work stopped or slowed down significantly during the pandemic. But new research from SingleStore indicates that data requirements in the age of COVID-19 have been greater...
Apr 01, 2021
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The pandemic accelerated both the threat of fraud and the response to it, with corporate and banking alignment on defensive automation, according to Bottomline & Strategic Treasurer’s 2021...
Feb 19, 2021
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The number of mobile video calling services reached 1.8 billion globally in 2020; rising from 1.2 billion in 2019, according to Juniper Research. This represents a growth of 50% over 12 months, as...
Feb 15, 2021
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A top challenge for many CEOs over the next few years is managing an "anywhere" workforce, according to IBM Institute of Business Value (IBV) study. CEOs of outperforming organizations – those who...
Feb 09, 2021
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By 2023, more than one-in-ten workers will seek to trick Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems used to measure employee behavior and productivity, according to Gartner. Such systems have seen a...
Feb 09, 2021
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A significant number of companies have updated their security strategies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Pro-Vigil’s survey. These updates coincide with 20% of survey respondents...
Feb 08, 2021
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There is no single definition on the difference between change and transformation. But we all can describe the difference. We change our clothes, but our soul goes through a transformation. A bear...
Feb 08, 2021
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In response to the lockdown and social distancing measures enacted to combat the spread of COVID-19, healthcare providers have increasingly adopted the use of remote technologies. According to...
Feb 02, 2021
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There is enhanced importance of privacy protections during the pandemic and increasing benefits for businesses that adopt strong privacy measures, according to Cisco’s 2021 Data Privacy Benchmark...
Feb 01, 2021
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Work-related email subjects such as corporate policy changes are becoming more popular with the coronavirus pandemic continuing to keep more people working from home, according to KnowBe4 study....
Jan 27, 2021
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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has passed the tipping point for broad enterprise adoption, entering the mainstream as organization continue to turbocharge digital transformation in the wake of...
Jan 22, 2021
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create economic uncertainty, several fintechs have started to realign their growth strategies. While some fintechs have been at the forefront to grab new...
Jan 21, 2021
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With rising demand for goods and services and revival of key economic sectors amid the declining rates of COVID-19 cases, India’s GDP growth rate will witness a V-shaped recovery with 9.72% growth in...
Jan 19, 2021
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While most Asian businesses were quick to respond to the pandemic—compressing many long-term digital projects into the space of weeks and months—and are therefore emerging stronger from the pandemic...
Jan 12, 2021
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Despite significant upheaval to organizations’ digital transformation plans, the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a surge in innovative projects, according to Couchbase’s survey.  77% of...
Jan 04, 2021
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More than two-thirds (70%) of respondents revealed that COVID-19 has caused IT to be viewed more strategically within their healthcare organizations and the pandemic has accelerated digital...
Dec 16, 2020
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Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders who embrace infrastructure-led innovation will drive greater enterprise resilience, according to Gartner, especially as growing digital ambitions...
Dec 08, 2020
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Enterprise spending on cloud services got a big boost in the third quarter, as COVID-19 drove changes in enterprise behavior and sped up the transition from on-premise operations to cloud-based...
Dec 07, 2020
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For last few years, a lot of our vision, plans and targets were being explicitly made for 2020. After the turn of the millennium in 2000, the year 2020 was the most awaited. And how it came! All...
Dec 03, 2020
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It was 2017. CIO&Leader Annual Conference was being held in Udaipur that year. It was themed Agenda 2020. Participating CIOs worked in groups to prepare the enterprise IT agenda for 2020, which...
Dec 03, 2020
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In a recent article, this columnist wrote about how COVD-19 has changed the speed of adoption of mature technologies that existed in niche industries. Here we will talk about how COVID-19 is pushing...
Dec 02, 2020
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83% of employees in India are still nervous about going back to the office while there’s no vaccine and restrictions are still in place, according to Atlassian Corporation’s study, titled Reworking...
Nov 27, 2020
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