COVID-19

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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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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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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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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Recently, I was talking to CIOs of quite a few non-services companies. I say non-services because many of them do not like to be identified as ‘manufacturing’ business—quite rightly so. They...
Jun 22, 2020
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Finally, in India, as elsewhere in the world, governments are giving in to the demands of a ravaged economy and have opted for staggered opening. India’s Lockdown 5.0 that kicked off on June 1 is...
Jun 22, 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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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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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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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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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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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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I am not exactly a WhatsAppian but I loved this WhatsApp forward. “Because of IT people,” it said….”all banking systems continue to function”, “all hospitals are functioning”, “your kids are...
May 14, 2020
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Most of you would have received this WhatsApp joke about COVID-19 being a far more effective driver of digital transformation within enterprises than either the CIOs or CEOs. The joke has an...
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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Some ideas and mindsets around the separation of work between business and IT teams appear to be entrenched in a previous era, causing issues for companies attempting to adapt business processes to...
May 12, 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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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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Till as early as February, most companies were busy planning their long-term business strategies, setting ambitious growth targets and launching new products. However, an unforeseen force majeure...
May 06, 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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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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81% of respondents, all responsible for securing their organizations’ digital assets, indicated that their job function has changed during the pandemic, according to (ISC)² COVID-19 Cybersecurity...
Apr 29, 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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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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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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