Make It or Break It: 3 Tech Implementation Trends to Watch

Turn the challenges that the pandemic has presented into new opportunities for your organization. Here are a few areas to consider.

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I get to see firsthand how COVID-19 is creating challenges as well as opportunities for leading companies in tech and engineering industries. Drawing on the valuable learnings from those conversations, let me outline three tech implementation trends that I see gaining a lot of traction right now — and even picking up speed — as we pivot to the next phase of the global pandemic.

1. Network architecture

Let’s kick things off with SD-WAN architecture.

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5 Critical IT Roles for Rapid Digital Transformation

As some organizations look to transform faster than anticipated, putting critical tech roles in place will be the key to a smooth, successful journey.

We’re still seeing the ripple effects of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak earlier this year. It’s still disrupting the way we work, learn, communicate, make purchases and more. We’re relying more heavily on technology than ever before.

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Prior to the pandemic, many businesses were already putting digital transformation in motion — a process that can take years to complete. Traditionally, digital transformation occurs in stages, but COVID-19 forced some businesses to completely

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The Coming Tech Schism in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Masked versus mask-less personnel? Dual-base versus single-base employees? What will the business workplace look like when all this is over? No one really knows yet.

Distancing has become a pillar of business resilience during the present pandemic. However, no one really knows whether what some are calling “remote-first” workplaces are the hallmark of a coming “new normal.”

Many people have been forced to work from home during the COVID-19 crisis. But ambivalence reigns on the matter of remote collaboration. Many of us are unsure whether to consider our homes our real offices or just conveniently remote, infection-free worksites until the

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How a Remote Work Platform Aided a Security and Risk Manager

Continuity Global Solutions found a long-term way to handle confidential team collaboration through Workstorm’s platform.

The operational shift to remote work pushed security and risk management services provider Continuity Global Solutions to find a new go-to resource that could meet its need for privacy and flexibility. The bulk of Continuity’s work is in support of United States embassy security around the world, says Brian Davidenko, vice president, technical services. That includes such locations as Uganda, Mozambique, Pakistan, and Kosovo, says Chairman John DeBlasio. “Much of the information we have is sensitive.”

After the pandemic struck and operations became increasingly remote,

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Analytics Salaries Steady Amid COVID Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has changed attitudes toward working from home for many professionals. Will that continue for analytics pros in 2021?

Even as layoffs have piled up across a wide swath of industries due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, enterprise IT and other technology workers have largely been spared.

That job strength also applies to data and analytics professionals in these organizations, and a new salary survey from quantitative recruitment firm Burtch Works shows that salaries are holding steady, too, for both predictive analytics professionals (PAPs) who work with large sets of structured data and the

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