The lack of universal and affordable access to the internet may widen income inequality within and between countries, a senior official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said while urging policymakers to foster a digital-friendly business and regulatory environment.
When hungry consumers want to know how many calories are in a bag of chips, they can check the nutrition label on the bag. When those same consumers want to check the security and privacy practices of a new IoT device, they aren’t able to find even the most basic facts.
Not yet, at least.
Cyberattacks targeting corporate cloud services have increased significantly in the last few months as cyber criminals look to exploit the rise in remote working to gain access to corporate accounts.
While many manufacturers continue to hope for a return to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, leading organizations have taken a longer view. They have retooled to succeed in an environment marked by extraordinary uncertainty and rapidly changing consumer demand.
As the supply chain and manufacturing wade through the COVID-19 crisis, companies have renewed their embrace of robotics – if with circumspection.
The disruption that COVID-19 has brought about will trigger a boom in the market for the Internet of Things, or connected, technologies, say industry executives and analysts. They add that companies such as Infosys, Tata Communications, ThoughtWorks, Citius Tech and Hero Electronix are betting on these opportunities.
The cybersecurity industry has experienced a rare silver lining of the COVID-19 economic collapse, recent studies show. Remote workers need new kinds of protection; healthcare organizations need defenses in a desperate time, and high-profile ransomware cases drive demand for new solutions.
The coronavirus is laying the groundwork for a massive cyber attack. In fact, we’ll see the largest cyber attack in HISTORY within the next six months.
The tech sector is quietly having a boom during the COVID-19 pandemic. Open-source developers are getting involved with many aspects of the fight against the coronavirus, using Python to visualize its spread and helping to repurpose data acquisition systems to perform contact tracing.
Even in the midst of a global pandemic, industry analysts predict that edge computing – and complimentary 5G network offerings – will ultimately see significant growth.