Smart working during Covid-19

Sep 9, 2020 | Case Study

Smart work is here to stay

It is one of the direct consequences of the crisis we are experiencing caused by COVID-19. An upward trend among companies to be able to face the complicated situation and do it effectively and efficiently hand in hand with technology. According to the Study of the Impact of COVID-19 on ICT investment in Spain recently presented by the consultancy IDC Research Spain, for which 130 CEOs and IT decision-makers have been interviewed, the impact of COVID-19 translates into an acceleration of the digital transformation processes of companies, “enabling them to react better and faster to changes in the environment”.

22.9% of those surveyed denote a greater perception of digital transformation

In fact, 22.9% of those surveyed denote a greater perception of digital transformation and information technology among employees. Along these lines, 47% of the organizations surveyed have declared that they will maintain, to a greater or lesser extent, the smart work policies implemented in recent weeks. For their part, 25.5% responded with a resounding yes to continue implementing smart working policies in their companies once the current situation due to COVID-19 has been overcome. Undoubtedly, companies have opened their doors to providers and developers of IT solutions to continue accompanying them in their digital transformation, beyond the current scenario. Cloud services, among the most outstanding and what applications, tools and systems have been better received during this accelerated process of transformation? The survey reveals that collaboration tools, cloud services and devices have seen the greatest increase in this period of pandemic.

Tools and services

There are some tools that have allowed workers to continue their work routine outside the office, in their living room. Thus, web applications, virtual desktops, conferencing software, virtual private networks (VPNs) and other enhanced tools in the cloud have made teleworking secure, as well as accessible from anywhere, at any time. A technology that has facilitated the abrupt adaptation of companies to this new situation. And how do the surveyed executives believe that their companies should take advantage of this technology to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and be prepared for the new normal? Some data is very relevant, such as that 25% maintain that they invest in collaborative technologies for remote work or that 11.3% say that they are automating more manufacturing processes through emerging technologies. It will be in this new scenario, in the so-called new normal, in which technology, tool and solution developers will accompany companies to continue on the right path of digital transformation. An accompaniment and professional advice that will meet on October 28 and 29 at Cloud Expo Europe Madrid, a space where top-level professionals such as OVHcloud, Evenbytes, Altostratus, Keepler Data Tech, Arsys, OpenNebula, China Mobile International will be present , Personio and Nfon. Cloud Expo Europe will be the meeting point for cloud services professionals who have the solutions and the answers to all the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged among companies.

Written by Aida Martinez