During the Covid-19 pandemic new ways of working have emerged that look set to stay. Technology is at the forefront of these changes, offering businesses the chance to be resilient, proactive and agile.
All organisations are more reliant upon technology than ever before. This is shaping new ways of working that we forecast will be long-term, even permanent, operational changes.
5 Technology Trends to Watch
1. Cloud Computing Will Be Bigger Than Ever
Pre Covid-19, cloud computing was already hugely popular. In 2019, 94% of businesses were already utilising cloud technology in some way (RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud Report). The need to allow remote access to information and processes has increased the functionality and volume of users involved with cloud computing.
This service offered the flexibility and continuity needed by businesses as lockdown commenced. Morgan Stanley reports that 52% of businesses plan to increase cloud-communication spend, with 30% of that investment expected to be permanent despite employees’ returning to offices. Video conferencing was the most popular service with 40% of organisations indicating long-term spend.