Topic: covid 19

Developers reflect on challenges, feelings about remote work in pandemic year

Many companies have just surpassed the one-year anniversary of sending their employees home to work remotely as a safety measure for COVID-19. At the time, many thought this might be a temporary situation and folks would return to the office after a month or so, but one year later, many workers haven’t returned to the … continue reading

2020: COVID-19 and the year that wasn’t

The year 2020 started much like every other year: software development shops were humming, in-person conferences attracted large crowds, moves to the cloud and for businesses to take on new software delivery initiatives were continuing apace. Then we hit March. The explosion of the novel coronavirus would redefine how, when and where we work. The … continue reading

Microsoft reveals new cybersecurity issues in a remote world

Microsoft has released new data to show how the pandemic is accelerating the digital transformation of cybersecurity. According to the data, 58% of respondents report that they have increased their security budgets due to COVID-19, 82% plan on adding more security staff, and 81% feel pressure to lower security costs.  “The role of security in … continue reading

premium In the wake of COVID-19, the offshoring model must change

With a market greater than US$50 billion in India alone, there is no denying the offshoring model works. It helps companies test, develop and bring digital products – like many of the gadgets, apps and technologies we use today – to market in a relatively cost-effective manner. That said, it’s no secret that the COVID-19 … continue reading

Contact tracing apps need to establish trust to be effective

As the world tries to fight the coronavirus pandemic, contact tracing is a key practice for preventing outbreaks. Contact tracing is the method of contacting every person an infected person might have had close contact with and getting them tested so they don’t go out and unknowingly spread the virus. While much of this tracing … continue reading

Analyst View: What constraints disrupt the software supply chain?

Since COVID-19 took hold as a global pandemic, we have seen a lot of focus in the United States on improving our healthcare supply chain, by eliminating barriers to coordination among the many parties needed to source, build, transport and sell pharmaceuticals and equipment that medical professionals need. There’s no simple fix available here. Supplier … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: COVID notebooks

IBM wants to help developers and data scientists answer important COVID-19 questions. The company’s Center for Open-Source and AI Technologies (CODAIT) has announced COVID notebooks, a toolkit that enables users to make actionable plans based on the data.  “A near-constant flow of data from research studies, news outlets, social media, and health organizations make the … continue reading

premium Hiring in a remote-first world

After over two months of lockdowns due to the novel coronavirus, many states have started or are about to start the process of reopening. While some things will be opening up, many companies, especially those in the tech industry where remote work can be easily achieved, will continue to keep their employees out of the … continue reading

Report reveals new technology priorities to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact businesses, enterprises are beginning to shift their priorities. A new report revealed 95% of organizations are changing technology priorities, and 87% of technologists are using this as an opportunity to display their value to the business.  AppDynamics, a Cisco company, released “The Agents of Transformation Report,” which looks … continue reading

Google and Apple release Exposure Notification API

Google and Apple partnered up to build Exposure Notification technology that will enable apps created by public health agencies to work more accurately across Android phones and iPhones. “Exposure Notification has the specific goal of rapid notification, which is especially important to slowing the spread of the disease with a virus that can be spread … continue reading

premium Delivering services through a crisis: 5 lessons learned

The impact that COVID-19 is having on people’s lives and safety cannot be understated. Life as we know it changed dramatically in only a few short weeks. But amidst all these changes, the pandemic has also emerged as a major player in the age of digital disruption. Companies have found themselves relying on technology never … continue reading

Industry Watch: COVID-19 has exposed lack of planning

Over the years, we’ve written a lot about disaster planning and recovery, the need for backing up systems and business continuity. While many large organizations have their data in redundant locations — either their own data centers or cloud-provided regions around the world, smaller organizations have looked at disaster recovery in the same way they … continue reading

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