Why COVID-19 is accelerating technology adoption?

Movement Control Order (MCO) is an unprecedented move by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19. Understandably, many companies were caught off-guard by this order. Those that have Business Continuity Management (BCM) in-place should be able to continue working, albeit in degraded mode. Those that did not have or have not tested their BCM thoroughly, may have some issues to continue working. So, it is not surprising that some managers still require the staff to come to the office, defying the order, just to have a face-to-face meeting.

One segment that is enjoying an increase is business is those that are providing solutions that can allow employees to work from home. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Amazon Chime, Cisco Webex and many others are some of those examples. And many companies have to take the leap and adopt these tools to allow business functions to continue during this tested time. At the same time, it provides the social distancing required to help to reduce the rate of the COVID-19 infection. Undoubtedly, this adoption will spur more digital adoption within organizations within the next few months.

Share with me how your organization cope at this tested time in the comment section. Maybe we can learn a thing or two from each other.



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    IamBabyKay Reply

    It seems lucky enough if the company we work for, like you mentioned, is among those that have BCM in-place and able to continue working remotely to run the business. On a good side, yes, it seems like one of the good ways to reduce the infection and helps flattening its curve cases. This also mean that we can be anywhere or be at any place we want just to get our given tasks done and we don’t have to drive early in the morning and caught in a traffic jam. We can at the same time be with our family, get close to our children or even have time to pursue things we are passionate about. Sound exciting, right? But is it true having those kind of convenient are fortunate?

    The company I work for is 100% remote and fully digital now. We maintain our everyday activities via Google Meet or Hangout or using MicroSIP for calls or concalls, have a hybrid workspace, have our own software developed internally and using few cloud software to run the business. This company sees technology and digital transformation as a way to increase operational efficiencies, to create few new revenue streams with it and improve customers experience, just to keep up with fast moving IoT and competitors. This is super good actually if you want to grow and compete during this tested time.

    Well, after more than a year now working from home (WFH) and have this new environment, there are pros and cons I can concluded in with, of course. Seems like I have to agree with some of PwC survey findings. One of them they said, remote work has been an overwhelming success for both employees and employers. I agree with this but in term of EQ, WFH is a failure after certain stage. Maybe I’m being unfair but at least this is what I am experiencing with at the moment. New culture hits some I must say. Changing is good but happening at a rapid pace with difficulty in collaborating with colleagues or accessing information from other employees who seem close yet too far is very challenging. It was quite overwhelming in the beginning but I believe we will cope up things eventually.

    My questions, do we really need a training to cope up with these new norms? Is micro-managing necessary when we have to juggle between work and home at once during this tested time?

    Keep posting good articles, will ya? I enjoy reading yours. Thank you.



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