People are sealed indoors all around the world, due to the fear of pandemic. The first case of India was reported on 30th-Jan-2020 it’s more than 6 months almost every country is in lockdown. Now, India has the largest number of confirmed cases in Asia and third-highest confirmed cases in the world next to the US and Brazil.
In COVID lockdown, a lot of industries have seen their downfall and a lot of employees have lost their jobs or some months of salary just so the company can sustain in the market and can rise again after this pandemic.
The IT industry has also faced the downfall depending on the domains they serve, and that primarily depends on the facilitating industry.Service-based companies depend on their client’s domain and if the client is affected by the pandemic, that will affect the company. Product Based companies, these are catering to a specific industry like tourism, entertainment, retail, etc. have been affected due to lack of diversity in their products.
Benefits in this pandemic
People will get to know about the importance and purpose of technology. While comparing it to other industries , IT industries are estimated to reach a market boom of over 300 billion dollars within 2025 and work culture is likely to be reinvented in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and flexible workspaces could be in demand.
In this Pandemic, apart from the IT industry lots of positive effects are magically happening all over the world as education has now turned to online learning and work from home became the new normal for the corporates with the help of zoom, google meet, skype etc… Employees have a great opportunity to learn new technologies and experience their knowledge.
Technology always plays an important role in transforming the risk into an easy task. Before pandemic, many firms used tools like biometric, access control devices etc..for reducing human work. On behalf of that automation technology mitigates the risk of COVID by implementing technologies like big data analytics can help in quickly identifying infected individuals, connect with them, track who they have come in contact with,
Temperature recognition devices to screen individuals.Smart video analytics to ensure compliance of face mask order. Smart video analytics to ensure social distancing. Smart access control devices to prevent the local outbreak.
By deploying these automated solutions to public places like a bus stop, railway station, shops, airports , malls etc..It will reduce the manual workforce and helps to identify & reduce the COVID positive cases.
Final Thought ?
As the world is completely struggling due to COVID-19, that is expected to stay with us for more time, every single effort will be made to move a step closer to overcome the COVID-19 challenges by technology, community or individual level. Technology plays an important role bringing us the opportunity to adapt to the new normal and stay inline with today’s demands helping us to fight COVID.