COVID-19

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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Modern tools and technologies are important to support a remote workforce long-term, according to PubNub’s survey. The survey, which involved one thousand employed remote workers, highlighted that...
Jul 31, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for hackers and online scammers, and cybersecurity professionals saw a 63% increase in cyber-attacks related to the pandemic,...
Jul 31, 2020
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With nearly 80% of respondents in a recent survey, conducted by StorONE, indicating that they have had cuts to their IT budgets, the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have resulted in a...
Jul 29, 2020
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In the first quarter of 2020, DDoS attacks rose more than 278% compared to Q1, 2019, and more than 542% compared to the last quarter, according to Nexusguard's Q1, 2020 Threat Report. DDoS attacks...
Jul 28, 2020
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As many countries around the world emerge from the first shock of the coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home restrictions slowly lift, many employers are quickly learning that returning to the...
Jul 28, 2020
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The Indian hospitality sector had a record year in 2019, with occupancy rates at a 40-year high. Occupancy rates have plummeted and are now at 10-15% as the sector continues to feel the impact of the...
Jul 27, 2020
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Phishing is the top digital fraud scheme worldwide related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to TransUnion’s Consumer Financial Hardship studies. Among consumers reporting being targeted with...
Jul 24, 2020
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Criminal, political and nation-state threat actors have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic and related themes to target organizations across all sectors, including governments, industry, healthcare,...
Jul 23, 2020
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74% of IT and business leaders said their business will in some ways emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Cisco’s study, titled A New Perspective on the Modern Workplace. This...
Jul 23, 2020
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Despite intentions of returning to onsite operations in 2020, many employees remain concerned about their organization’s plans to ensure their health and safety, according to Traction Guest’s...
Jul 23, 2020
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There has been an average of 375 new threats per minute and a surge of cybercriminals exploiting the pandemic through COVID-19 themed malicious apps, phishing campaigns, malware, and more, according...
Jul 22, 2020
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The total value of B2B cross-border payments will reach USD 35 trillion in 2022 from a COVID-related low of USD 27 trillion in 2020; representing 30% growth, according to Juniper Research’s study,...
Jul 21, 2020
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As the phases of the COVID-19 pandemic progress, business leaders must reset their strategy and build resilience, according to Gartner. It is crucial for senior leaders to make strategic decisions...
Jul 21, 2020
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38% of businesses have scaled infrastructure to meet new levels of demand during the lockdown period (March-June), highlighting how the pandemic has accelerated businesses’ digital transformation...
Jul 16, 2020
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There is increased productivity among technologists working remotely, according to Dice’s report, titled The State of Remote Work. Employers offering long-term flex, remote work will outpace...
Jul 13, 2020
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There has been a rapid acceleration of telehealth since the advent of COVID-19, according to a Vivify Health survey of healthcare consumers. A full 70% of respondents say at least one of their...
Jul 10, 2020
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A new AI platform, HRMS, has been launched today to enable companies and institutions to comply with MHA provided guidelines for safe reopening. HRMS stands for Health Risk Monitoring System, an...
Jul 08, 2020
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More than half of financial services companies plan to accelerate implementation of their next generation technology strategies, according to Broadridge Financial Solutions’ global survey of 500...
Jul 08, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the Indian businesses and more so for the SMEs and start-ups. With uncertainty in the business environment and an unexpected shift in the...
Jul 07, 2020
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Prior to COVID-19, just over half (54%) of consumers reported having a better experience shopping online; however, after facing nearly three months of COVID-19, 76% of consumers moved to online...
Jul 07, 2020
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There is, currently, a marked increase in the adoption of cloud-based security tools compared to March 2020, prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, according to Exabeam’s study. 88% of recent respondents...
Jul 06, 2020
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Digital transformation has widespread support among managers and employees, but some think that the pace of change at their companies could be faster, they could be more involved than they are, and...
Jul 03, 2020
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Cloud technology – which is facilitating communication and remote working amid the present COVID-19 lockdown – is also the preferred choice for upskilling for the Indian developers, reveals a TechGig...
Jul 02, 2020
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According to the survey results, 92% of business leaders agree that to survive and flourish, companies must enable digital channels and process automation in the workplace, according to K2-Harris...
Jul 01, 2020
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More than ever, cloud compute and intelligence platforms should be as close to the source of data at the outer ‘edges’ as possible. The importance of cloud-edges is further highlighted in their...
Jun 30, 2020
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As India gets ready to return to work, professionals from different generations exhibit varied confidence levels towards returning to the physical workplace with Gen X and Boomers more willing to...
Jun 30, 2020
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The Indian software market grew by 16.0% year over year (YoY) in 2H19 compared to 2H18, according to IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker, 2H19 (July-December). For 2019, the India software...
Jun 29, 2020
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An estimated 82% of the workforce in respondents’ organizations will have returned to the workplace in 12-18 months’ time, on average, according to Xerox Holding Corporation’s global business survey...
Jun 25, 2020
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In recent months, an invisible virus has changed the world; working from home and remote interactions with services have become the new norm and the way we work, interact and live have shifted...
Jun 23, 2020
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More and more organizations are shifting towards intelligent automation and RPA to increase business productivity while reducing operational costs in a post-COVID-19 world, according to Automation...
Jun 23, 2020
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Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) has been significantly impacted by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, although a back to double-digit growth rebound is expected...
Jun 22, 2020
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Till a few months back, ‘disruption’ was essentially a biztech jargon that everyone used liberally, to talk about even some small changes in a business process.  And then…we got to taste what...
Jun 22, 2020
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After national governments announced lockdowns to prevent the spread of novel Coronavirus, it became increasingly challenging for organizations providing essential goods and services to continue...
Jun 22, 2020
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Supply chains globally have been disrupted on account of COVID-19. Yet, platform players like Amazon and Alibaba have demonstrated how their approach to logistics and supply chain management is not...
Jun 22, 2020
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68% of organizations introduced at least one new wellness benefit by late March 2020 to aid employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Gartner. As employees struggle to live within today’s...
Jun 17, 2020
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In the wake of COVID-19, enabling remote work has required IT teams to rapidly lean into cloud technologies to keep their businesses operating smoothly, according to a Snow Software survey. The...
Jun 17, 2020
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It took some time but by now, most of us have accepted the new reality, that is, living life with COVID-19. This year’s pandemic has put the entire world to a standstill and forced organizations to...
Jun 17, 2020
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Nearly 40% (38%) of consumers will be more conservative in their spending as it relates to shopping in the future once respective state and national business restrictions lift, with nearly one third...
Jun 16, 2020
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The number of businesses using asset tracking solutions will reach 90 million this year, and exceed 114 million by 2025, according to Juniper Research’s study, titled Fleet Tracking & Logistics:...
Jun 16, 2020
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The COVID-19 crisis is creating pressure on CIOs to do more with less and make difficult decisions. Gartner recommends that CIOs follow a cost optimization framework to help determine where to reduce...
Jun 16, 2020
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In the span of a few months, the coronavirus has reached every country, every community, and every neighbourhood. No nation is spared. Economy grinds to a halt. Millions have fallen sick. In the...
Jun 10, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has irrevocably changed the way businesses everywhere operate, crystallizing the link between a robust IT infrastructure and business continuity. Only 24% of businesses were...
Jun 09, 2020
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In order to keep its employees safe and productive during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mphasis, today, announced the implementation of a new solution, ‘Employee Outreach’. The solution tracks the health of...
Jun 08, 2020
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Nearly 99% of IT professionals worldwide indicated an impact on their business today related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to MariaDB’s new global survey. The situation only slightly improves...
Jun 08, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the demand for digital technologies to ensure resilient enterprise business operations. Subsequently, a surge in demand across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has...
Jun 08, 2020
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IT spending in India will total USD 83.5 billion, a decline of 8.1% in 2020, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. This is the first decline in IT spending experienced in India in the last...
Jun 05, 2020
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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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