IDC says economic recovery needs tech partners that contribute to the bottom line

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September 1, 2020 | Less than a minute read


ITWeb August 2020

We are right now in the grips of an economic slowdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, recovery from which will continue to see emerging technology play a vital and accelerated role.

That was the thrust of the message from IDC at the webinar and panel discussion called: “Adjusting to the new normal”, hosted by Nexio and partners, Dell Technologies and IoT.nxt, on 27 August.

“The journey to recovery will not be quick and it will require adaptation, partnerships will be important, and ensuring we know what technology contributes to the bottom line and business output,” says Mark Walker, associate VP of IDC in sub-Sahara Africa.

IDC has identified trends that South African CIOs report are key to shaping the recovery process in the near term.

The top six are security (91%) followed by creating and enabling new applications to drive digital experiences for customers and employees (60%), stronger disaster recovery and business continuity (57%), more technology-enabled collaboration (57%), and providing customers with secure access to information and services (45%).

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