The COVID-19 pandemic radically changed the entire concept of business continuity. Very few leaders foresaw a situation where the whole organization would embrace remote work. And, even fewer were prepared for such a scenario. In these uncertain times, the only thing that seems certain is that the IT industry will witness a profound change in the future. In this article at Information Week, Jessica Davis explains a few key ways COVID-19 is reshaping the future of technology.
4 Ways Coronavirus Will Change IT Industry
Increased Use of AI in Human Jobs
Unlike humans, robots are not susceptible to the virus. Robots can continue working during COVID-19 or other crises without any risk to health and safety. The pandemic has demonstrated that relying on human labor makes it impossible to keep up with business continuity during such outbreaks. Increased use of AI in high-risk jobs limits the corporate liability of providing a safe working environment for its workers.
Reduced Reliance on VPNs
Before the pandemic, many companies were dependent on virtual private networks (VPNs) that allowed employees to access corporate resources remotely. VPNs are undoubtedly a secure tunnel for managers and workers to remotely access data and applications. However, many organizations are facing challenges such as performance problems as they try to scale up VPNs to their entire workforce.
Greater Emphasis on Cybersecurity
As enterprises increasingly adopt remote work solutions, they are investing in monitoring tools that can identify suspicious behavior such as employees logging in from an unusual geographic location or an unfamiliar IP address. Besides, the end-users are taking a step back to assess their evolving environments and ensuring that they aren’t inadvertently opening up new vulnerabilities.
The Rise of Digital Technology
“Organizations have realized that the faster they can react to the market changes, the better off they will be,” explains Jessica. Many companies are becoming more tech-savvy. Besides, they are also investing time in learning new things.
COVID-19 has certainly reshaped tech priorities for IT companies, corporations, and government sectors. Besides, technology has a crucial role to play in maintaining business continuity. To read the original article, click on https://www.informationweek.com/strategic-cio/executive-insights-and-innovation/how-covid-is-changing-technology-futures/d/d-id/1338430.