Enterprises around the globe are bracing themselves for major disruptions — 63% of study respondents say COVID-19 is having ‘somewhat of a negative impact’ on overall business operations, while nearly 16% report an ‘extremely negative’ impact.
via S&P Global
“Without changing the hearts and minds of the organization and helping all employees see themselves in the new digital version of the company, it will be hard to drive lasting change, even on the back of such a monumental crisis like COVID-19.”
“The cyber-risk to smart cities is compounded as a result of the dramatic proliferation of so-called “endpoints” at the edge of municipal networks and as gateways to the cloud. These are not just more notebook computers, tablets and smartphones but novel forms of sensor-based, “intelligent” systems and devices.”
Healthcare providers, historically slow to pursue digital transformation, are being forced to jump on the bandwagon. Telehealth will meet the demands being placed on the healthcare ecosystem by COVID-19 and accelerate investment in digital technologies.
via Everest Group
Mobile network operators in the U.S. are waving some data service fees and increasing data allowances for certain mobile plans, as well as implementing low-cost data plans targeting consumers that previously were not heavy mobile data users.
via ACG Research
“The outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic has showcased the value of IT and Digital Transformation, and savvy leaders of forward-looking organizations will now accelerate the transition, according to the findings in two recent surveys of senior executives in China.”
With the global economy in a tailspin, technology providers within the IoT ecosystem are looking for ways to use their skills, software platforms, infrastructure, and connectivity platforms to help fight both the economic and health problems associated with COVID-19.