Future of digitalization after Covid19
Adversities are the mother of the biggest disruptive innovations in technology. While the majority of the world is whining and blaming COVID-19 for the pain it has caused in this world, the IT industry is embarking on a huge technological disruption. Though the pandemic has caused humongous losses in terms of money and life, it has paved the way for the biggest innovations. Innovation and usage of technology-mediated devices, highly-efficient methods of sanitization and cleansing, advanced healthcare are just a mere few examples. Interestingly, innovations are the second fiddle to the rate at which they are developed. When the coronavirus pandemic will be over, we will be not only living in an entirely new world but a highly advanced IT haven.
- After the pandemic will be over, people would be keen to deal with online transactions rather than cash ones, as they would be highly precautions, as the health safety standards will be increased manifolds. This pandemic has accidentally accelerated the rate at which digitization was occurring.
- With a myriad number of people dying at the frontlines, development of IT-enabled cleaning and sanitization bots, IT-backed tests such as THZ, IT-enabled advanced healthcare systems will come and dominate the play. Telemedicine and its quality have now started and will be receiving the right amount of attention and interest across the globe. The concept of smart cities will be reconsidered with the idea of advanced healthcare systems and infrastructure.
- Every country is pondering and taking steps for a robust IT infrastructure that can efficiently handle a lack of technical coordination and can serve the nation. For instance, the pandemic has put the education of students to halt or at mediocre crawling. Steps are taken to avoid such circumstances with poverty and financial restraints into knowledge.
- After the pandemic will be over, rules on data governance will be made more stringent witnessing the public interest. This pandemic has also made us discover the inefficacy and robustness of our statistical and data analysis mechanisms as server limits were breached.
- This pandemic has widened the gap between the privileged and underprivileged ones. While the former could take advantage by gaining skills, getting continuous education, earn by work from home, purchase goods online, have accessibility to better healthcare, the later ones were even devoid of their basic needs.
- One of the biggest challenges this pandemic has thrown upon us is our inefficacy to prohibit and prevent the spread of fake news. Steps taken by governments, social media platforms, and tech giants failed to mark an impression and is certainly a huge domain for continuous work.
In times when everything seems to be gloomy, multiple opportunities have emerged which need to be capitalized upon with the assistance of IT.