COVID-19: Top Business and Tech Trends Getting Us Through the Pandemic

The pandemic has driven businesses to employ technology to reinvent practically every aspect of their operations, from healthcare to education to finance to manufacturing. 

We’ve witnessed rapid shifts in top technology and corporate innovation, all based on the pandemic’s impact on people’s lives. Here are some of the few technology and business trends we saw in 2021: 

Trend 1: Advances in Covid-19 testing and vaccine development have revolutionised drug development.

Covid shook up the pharmaceutical sector by making drug trials faster and easier.

Covid-19 test kits have been developed quickly all over the world, and so have vaccines developed by Indian-based pharmaceutical companies including Bharat BioTech and AstraZeneca.

Trend 2: Thriving Telemedicine and TeleHealth

Teleconsultation and e-pharmacy evolve in the new Normal in healthcare.

Healthcare Institutions are attempting to reduce patient and staff exposure to Covid-19. Many private and public organizations have begun to integrate additional telehealth services, such as video conferences between doctors and patients, A.I. avatar-based diagnostics, and no-contact medicine delivery.

Trend 3: Redefined Educational System with e-learning and Online Education

The e-learning and online education industries were accelerated by Covid-19. 190 countries have implemented statewide school closures at some point during the pandemic, affecting about 1.6 billion people worldwide.

With schools, colleges, and even coaching centres providing classes via videoconferencing, there is a huge opportunity. Even once things have returned to normal, many colleges have been urged to pursue a component of their curriculum online.

Trend 4: The Popularity of Remote Working and Video Conferencing to Continue

Zoom, Cisco’s Webex, Microsoft’s Teams, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, and Verizon’s BlueJeans all gained popularity during the pandemic. They offer cutting-edge video conferencing solutions as well as remote employment opportunities around the world.

Teams can use these platforms to develop and share information, collaborate, track projects, train personnel, and perform virtual team-building events, among other things.

Trend 5: No-Contact Delivery and Shipping are the new normal

Logistics and Supply Chain companies have started providing contactless delivery services across sectors to safeguard customers from human contact.

To provide the greatest solution to enterprises and customers, they use intelligent routing, contactless delivery, logistics, and cost optimization.

Companies are also utilising emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, Blockchain, and RFID to track deliveries and improve operational efficiency.

Trend 6: Introduction to 5G Infrastructure for fast development and accessibility

The need for higher-speed internet has surged as a result of COVID-19, and a movement toward well-connected households, smart cities, and autonomous mobility has accelerated the advancement of 5G-6G internet technologies.

Telecom juggernauts Airtel, Vodafone, and Reliance Jio are still laying the groundwork for 5G in India.

In 2021, many of our new habits will become the new normal, assisting in the development of key technology and corporate advancements. 

Even if theatres, restaurants, and shopping malls reopen and vaccines are distributed, “normal” everyday life remains a long way off for many. It will be interesting to see which new methods of working and living customers embrace entirely, and which eventually become a relic of the past.

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