COVID-19

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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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, a majority of C-level executives (72%) foresee a moderate or severe decrease in their 2020 revenue, according to Crowe’s Business Challenges Survey: Part I....
Sep 07, 2020
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The frequency of phishing threats has risen considerably throughout the last few months, with companies experiencing an average of 1,185 attacks every month, according to GreatHorn’s 2020 Phishing...
Sep 02, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the world’s smallest businesses, with 75% reporting a fall-off in revenues, according to GoDaddy’s Global Entrepreneurship Survey. Yet, the findings also...
Sep 01, 2020
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CIOs who are driving financial services digital business strategy and innovation must align with business leader priorities to ensure a coordinated COVID-19 response and recovery, according to...
Aug 28, 2020
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More than nine in 10 businesses have used video conferences since the introduction of coronavirus restrictions, according to a Lister Communications survey. Zoom was the overwhelming favourite for...
Aug 27, 2020
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Any cyclic economic slowdown impacts businesses negatively and forces them to be cautious—and forces efficiency. The way COVID-19 situation differs is that it started impacting each one of us from...
Aug 25, 2020
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Businesses will experience profound changes as employees transition to hybrid work environments following COVID-19, in turn changing the way IT teams procure and consume networking solutions. In...
Aug 24, 2020
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Remember that there is only one important time and it is Now. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion.   ―Leo Tolstoy, The Emperor's Three Questions   Crona is the...
Aug 24, 2020
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More than 90% of business leaders say cloud is a priority in the COVID-19 shutdown. They are relying more on cloud technologies but are seeing more cybersecurity attacks. Half a year into the...
Aug 21, 2020
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Since organizations moved to a work from home (WFH) model, the potential for cyberattacks and breaches has increased, according to Malwarebytes’ study, titled Enduring from Home: COVID-19’s Impact on...
Aug 21, 2020
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Despite early success, the vast majority of engineering-driven companies are not equipped for a long-term shift to remote work, according to Terminal’s Remote Leadership Report. The research,...
Aug 21, 2020
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While COVID-19 has unquestionably altered the cloud strategies of enterprise IT executives, the vast majority are still moving forward with big-picture digital transformation initiatives – and most...
Aug 21, 2020
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More than 70% of industrial control system (ICS) vulnerabilities disclosed in the first half (1H) of 2020 can be exploited remotely, highlighting the importance of protecting internet-facing ICS...
Aug 20, 2020
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How often have you experienced frustration while shopping online? Ísn’t it disappointing to abandon your shopping cart because the transaction returns an error? Worse, disappointed customers are lost...
Aug 20, 2020
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IT budgets are spread across many groups within organizations, making it increasingly difficult for IT decision-makers to maintain visibility into where and how their IT budgets are being spent,...
Aug 20, 2020
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Organizations that invest in key capabilities today to navigate a post COVID-19 business environment can position themselves to thrive in the “Next Normal,” according to Deloitte’s mid-cycle Global...
Aug 20, 2020
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Software sales and advertising revenue were instrumental for the top 20 Asia-Pacific (APAC) technology* companies reporting an average revenue of over USD 40 billion and an average revenue growth of...
Aug 19, 2020
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People’s refocus on their local community in light of the COVID-19 pandemic will be long-term, bringing about the “decade of the home” and forcing retailers and consumer goods companies to tailor...
Aug 17, 2020
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The level of Industrial IoT adoption has increased three times than just two years ago, according to SME-Plataine’s joint survey, titled Trends in Global Manufacturing. The survey was conducted...
Aug 12, 2020
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There is a positive upturn in the manufacturing industry, with nearly 74% of respondents reporting that they are optimistic towards the future, according to InfinityQS International’s 2020 Global...
Aug 12, 2020
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CIOs have increased their organizational credibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are more complex challenges that CIOs must tackle during the recovery to sustain their elevated value,...
Aug 12, 2020
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Productivity can be maintained surprisingly well in a virtual or hybrid work setting, according to a new BCG article, What 12,000 Employees Have to Say About the Future of Remote Work. The survey,...
Aug 11, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated just how vulnerable our business and financial services landscape is, with the world now preparing for its first recession triggered solely by a pandemic...
Aug 11, 2020
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As small and micro businesses (SMBs) worldwide continue to endure the financial impact of COVID-19, one thing is clear: rethinking the checkout or point-of-sale (POS) experience is essential for...
Aug 07, 2020
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Worldwide revenues for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) market, including software, hardware, and services, will total USD 156.5 billion in 2020, an increase of 12.3% over 2019, according to IDC...
Aug 05, 2020
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Nearly 72% of IT firms operating worldwide have been working flawlessly despite various challenges amid COVID-19 pandemic, according to EmpMonitor’s survey on industries. Most of the managers give...
Aug 03, 2020
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