Tech Trends That Will Have a Lasting Impact Beyond the Pandemic
It is undeniable that 2020 is one year that will forever leave a mark in history. The pandemic has already affected millions of people, with more fighting for their lives each day while others failed to survive. Some lost family and friends; many are experiencing stress and anxiety because of what is happening in the world.
Another remarkable thing about the pandemic is how people are trying to cope with the shelter in place orders. Most of us turned to technology to stay sane, keep up with the latest news, continue working, and even run errands. Indeed, the COVID-19 crisis made us more dependent on technology. We can expect many tech trends to continue even after the crisis is over, such as the following.
With the threat of the pandemic, people are leaning on technology to keep themselves entertained. Many are seen buying gadgets they can use to play games, such as game consoles, gaming PC towers, etc. Some even started sharing videos of themselves online while playing their favorite games. Others turn to online shopping as this is a more convenient way of buying the things they need and can support their new hobbies.
People are spending more time on social media. According to research, 51% are likely to continue increased social media use post-pandemic. Others turn to online classes to learn new skills and aid them in getting better jobs. Some try to entertain themselves and keeping up with their loved ones with the help of messaging apps.
Some companies have been allowing some of their employees to work remotely even before the pandemic. But to stop the spread of the virus, many companies were forced to let their employees work from home. Others who got laid off from their previous jobs are now looking for remote work. According to IBM, 54% of employees want to continue working remotely even after the pandemic is over.
Thanks to the surge in the number of remote workers, the sales of office equipment, tools, and software, as well as office furniture, increased. Companies are investing in desktops, printers, and even mobile phones for their virtual team to ensure the quality of work and cybersecurity. People are buying their own furniture as part of their transition to working remotely.
Remote workers and business owners alike are learning the hard way that cybersecurity is one thing they can no longer ignore in the modern world. There has been an increased number of cyberattacks, targeting not just the big corporations, but small and medium-sized businesses as well. As more people are working remotely, this puts companies are at a higher risk. It is because of this very reason why we can expect cybersecurity to be among the top priorities of businesses of any industry even beyond the pandemic.
Many other tech trends will continue to thrive after the pandemic is over. That only goes to show how much the pandemic affected our lives, and how some things will never be the same again. But thanks to today’s technology, it becomes easier for us to cope even during these challenging times. Now, we can continue working and provide for our family, keep ourselves entertained, and ensure the security of our business with the help of technology.