“We have seen significant growth in the deployment of WFH devices, which has led to growing PC sales as well as investment in new secure connectivity like SD-WAN at scale to offer improved connectivity to the office as well as flexibility that VPN isn’t as well suited for.”
COVID-19 has changed the way we work forever. In response to lock-downs, many companies moved their operations online, effectively allowing employees to work from anywhere in the world. The effect that this will have remains unknown, but it could enable a new wave of globalization.
“Many school systems are looking at hybrid solutions for learning this year, where part of the week or school day is completed online while part is completed in school. For this to work, schools’ online learning systems need to allow for seamless integration of in-person schooling, to make sure that students aren’t falling behind when online.”
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The U.S. B2B trade show market has shifted. In 2015, it was a $13.1 billion market, while by 2019, it had reached $15.58 billion. However, one year and a pandemic later, the U.S. B2B trade show market is expected to shrink by 64.3% to $5.56 billion. That said, the shift away from wasteful hospitality events toward substantive buyer engagement is real progress.
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In 2015, advertising revenue in the podcast industry was $69 million. It’s expected to reach over $1 billion by 2021, and to grow. The podcast boom is powered by younger generations. Millennial and Gen Z represent a sizable portion of the total podcast audience globally.
Enterprise spending on IT security products and services has experienced new growth in 2020, as many organizations invest in solutions to meet the needs of a much larger remote workforce, and a wide range of online security threats that create additional requirements.
“The future of consumer buying is not a shift from traditional to digital, nor is it an abandonment of self-service in favor of delivery; it’s all of the above. Consumers want values-based experiences, experimentation, price, and convenience, and they don’t want to make the trade-off.”
“Should a business pay for a worker’s internet connection or their heating in the dead of winter? Grappling with such questions will not be easy. But governments and firms must seize the moment. The pandemic, for all its ill effects, offers a rare opportunity to rewire the world of work.“
In recent years there have been changes in the market, with higher adoption of hybrid and fully electric cars which require more complex operational monitoring technology. Plus, with more people embracing remote and flexible working models, the car can become a mobile office with all the associated business requirements, including reliable broadband connectivity.
“As schools reopen, teachers and administrators alike are looking at ways to redesign the education experience amid COVID-19. We dive into what the tech-enabled education of the future could look like.”
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