GUEST OPINION by Adrian Iannessa, senior director of technology, Dell Technologies ANZ: It has been 18 months since the world woke up to the ‘new normal’, many countries are now adapting to waves of new strains, rolling out vaccination programs and states are fluctuating between eased restrictions and lockdowns. Through all that, we now have the possibility to build a bold new world as we look to the future. But first, we have some reflecting to do.
The majority of Australian businesses are open to hiring people from across Australia and having them work remotely, following a 283% spike in remote work job postings since the beginning of the pandemic, according to research by one recruitment company.
GUEST OPINION by Leon Adato, Head Geek, SolarWinds: Although they can be seen as one of the most change-adverse industries known to man, the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector has adapted surprisingly well to the pandemic. As things worsened last year, some of the larger banks took decisive measures to provide devices and remote work arrangements, to safeguard employees and retain operational capability.
GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook, Attivo Networks: The COVID-19 pandemic has been a rough and costly period for many organisations, yet for one group, it has opened up a raft of potentially lucrative new targets.
Australian data centre infrastructure spending is forecast to return to growth of 6.5% in 2021, despite an estimated decline of 10.4% for this year due to restricted cash flow during the pandemic.
More than 604,000 private sector jobs have been “destroyed” since lockdowns were introduced in March while 14,000 jobs have been added to the public sector, according to the Institute of Public Affairs.
Telecommunications network traffic has been spiking around the world, demonstrating the critical roles of networks and connectivity during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Nokia, which just published its annual global sustainability report.
Internet infrastructure is being put under significant pressure as rolling lockdowns begin to bite as COVID-19 and associated self-isolation measures transform working practices, according to data from a commercial spin-off from Monash University.
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