CAPE TOWN – While the Covid-19 pandemic has hurt economies around the world, it has also been a catalyst for digital transformation in most sectors.
Media outlets who were slow to adopt a digital-first approach, companies not exploring the opportunity to work remotely, retail outlets with poor or no efficient delivery service all needed to accelerate their digital approach.
According to a statement released by Deloitte – a multinational professional services network – these are some areas that will potentially be impacted in the long-term.
Hardware & software
- The launch of new smartphones may be deferred due to supply chain constraints
- While factories in Asia are re-opening, companies are experiencing challenges in getting production fully running
- Companies with remote-working technologies are seeing increased demand
- Security software benefits from a growing remote workforce
- IT spending on security software to secure cloud-based tools, log management and VPNs
- Forecasts anticipate increased demand for communications equipment and telecom services as employees work from home and schools move to online courses
- IT departments will play a larger role in future business-continuity plans
- The need for ever-faster access to data and automation will enhance focus on network equipment and speeding up of 5G network deployments
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