COVID-19

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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COVID-19 is having a lasting, worldwide impact on consumer needs, preferences and behaviors, according to a new report from KPMG International, Responding to consumer trends in the new reality.  The...
Nov 24, 2020
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Worldwide spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) is forecast to accelerate out of the pandemic, growing from just over USD 12.0 billion this year to USD 72.8 billion in 2024,...
Nov 19, 2020
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Organizations are using AI as a tool for generating value. Increasingly, that value is coming in the form of revenues. This is as per results of a McKinsey global survey on Artificial Intelligence (...
Nov 19, 2020
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In 2020, there has been continued proliferation of ransomware and heightened concerns around nation-state actors, according to CrowdStrike’s 2020 Global Security Attitude Survey. The survey reveals...
Nov 18, 2020
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There is a year-over-year reduction in the cybersecurity workforce gap, due in part to increased talent entry into the field and uncertain demand due to the economic impact of COVID-19, according to...
Nov 12, 2020
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We are in the midst of a global pandemic (COVID-19), unprecedented in scale as compared to any previous pandemics in last 50 years. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO...
Nov 10, 2020
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65% of large Financial Services (FS) firms have suffered a cyber-attack in the last 12 months, according to HelpSystems’ study, titled Cybersecurity Challenges in Financial Services. The research...
Nov 09, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused rapid adoption, integration and development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) into the healthcare industry. AI is being widely used for early...
Nov 09, 2020
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COVID has forced us to adjust fundamental aspects of our lives with little warning and against a background of anxiety and uncertainty. However, while they test us, such dislocative events can also...
Nov 09, 2020
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Q2, 2020 saw an average of 419 new threats per minute as overall new malware samples grew by 11.5%, according to McAfee’s Threats Report: November 2020. The report examines cybercriminal activity...
Nov 05, 2020
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Business Email Compromise (BEC) campaign volume increased 15% quarter-over-quarter, driven by an explosion in invoice and payment fraud, according to Abnormal Security’s Quarterly BEC Report for Q3,...
Nov 04, 2020
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The ways in which many women are working and living have changed drastically since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Deloitte Global research. Nearly 82% of women surveyed said...
Nov 04, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has not impacted the adoption of Zero Trust technology globally, according to Pulse Secure’s survey, titled The Enterprise Zero Trust Networking Strategies: Secure Remote Access...
Nov 02, 2020
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Cloud SaaS applications are becoming more essential for enabling remote workers, however, security concerns remain, according to AppOmni’s survey. More than 200 IT security professionals were...
Oct 21, 2020
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Nearly half of IT decision makers' companies had to accelerate their cloud migration plans (48%) and IT modernization overall (49%) during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Centrify-Censuswide...
Oct 20, 2020
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In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, global biometric device revenues are expected to drop 22%, (USD 1.8 billion) to USD 6.6 billion, according to ABI Research. The entire biometrics market,...
Oct 19, 2020
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Power utilities have become more prone to cyberattacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic as attackers have strived to benefit from the rush to remote systems and undermanned facilities. Utilities need to...
Oct 12, 2020
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There are five areas of digital commerce (contactless commerce, visual configuration, live commerce, B2B consumerization and enterprise marketplace) that will change due to shifting customer buying...
Oct 12, 2020
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The adoption of new Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies and further investment in existing AI technologies accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to RELX’s 2020 Emerging Tech...
Oct 09, 2020
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24% of business and IT professionals’ organizations increased their Artificial Intelligence (AI) investments and 42% kept them unchanged since the onset of COVID-19, according to Gartner’s recent...
Oct 06, 2020
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With no end in sight for COVID pandemic and WFH likely to continue for some more time, IT teams are beginning to show signs of wearing out—desperate to return to a familiar routine of going to office...
Oct 06, 2020
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90% of organizations are maintaining or increasing their digital transformation budgets amid the pandemic, according to TCS’ global survey, titled Digital Readiness and COVID-19: Assessing the Impact...
Sep 30, 2020
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Global day-to-day purchases have seen a drastic reduction, even though e-commerce is booming. This, coupled with regulatory changes – such as the Bank of England reducing interest rates from 0.75% to...
Sep 29, 2020
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Online retail sales in Asia Pacific will grow from USD 1.5 trillion in 2019 to USD 2.5 trillion in 2024, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.3%, according to Forrester. Online retail...
Sep 29, 2020
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Spending on UC collaboration tools grew 7% from the second quarter of 2019, reaching over USD 12 billion, according to new Q2 data from Synergy Research Group. Most notably spending on hosted &...
Sep 28, 2020
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A recent Google search of “COVID-19 Information Technology” produced 6,100 million results. This column is not going to add to the clutter of ideas, thoughts, opinions and models. Instead we will...
Sep 28, 2020
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Companies spent the equivalent of around USD 15bn extra a week on technology to enable safe and secure home working during COVID-19, according to the 2020 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. This was one of...
Sep 23, 2020
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While the COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted the lives and operations of many people and organizations, the pandemic failed to interrupt the onslaught of spam and phishing emails targeting people’s...
Sep 22, 2020
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Intelligent automation will play a critical role in shaping a new, technologically-enabled, post-pandemic future of work, according to new research by Pegasystems. The global study, conducted by...
Sep 15, 2020
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The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic continues to persist, as a result of which enterprises are now focussing on remote accessibility and connectivity features for business continuity. Driven by these...
Sep 14, 2020
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More than 80% of organizations have experienced a significant increase in pressure on digital services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a global survey by PagerDuty. These same...
Sep 11, 2020
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At the corporate level, over 85% of employees report they clearly understand their company’s plan to survive the economic toll of COVID pandemic. However, nearly half of these employees state their...
Sep 11, 2020
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Companies are rethinking their human capital strategies in response to the humanitarian and economic impacts of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to Aon’s study, titled...
Sep 11, 2020
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Usage of digital banking and contactless payments has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic as Indian consumers are opting for digital and contact-free payment experiences instead of using cash,...
Sep 11, 2020
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Hackers looking for opportunities to ingress into organizations have found COVID-19 an ideal hook to exploit by tapping into the human emotions of fear, anxiety and uncertainty. Phishing attacks...
Sep 10, 2020
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The pandemic is starting to cause a definite impact on India's working mothers and working women, according to LinkedIn’s 10th Workforce Confidence Index.  The survey, based on responses of 2,254...
Sep 10, 2020
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Nearly two-thirds (64%) of surveyed IT pros were instilled with a new sense of confidence, despite contending with challenges such as reduced budgets, greater decision-making responsibilities, and...
Sep 09, 2020
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