The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated digital transformation and forced organisations and individuals to adapt to new ways of working. Trends already underway, such as remote and cloud-based working, were accelerated, and the adoption of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, blockchain and beyond, started to gain ground. While more digitally advanced organisations had the opportunity to stress-test and refine their existing strategies, late adopters were forced into action.
During the pandemic, we have helped many of our clients to manage the risks associated with this rapid digital change, ranging from a rise in cyber attacks to data privacy concerns, people and employment issues, and the need to balance innovation with compliance.
Our new report assesses some of the digital trends that we have seen come to the fore, the risks and opportunities that these trends have introduced, and how businesses can use these transformational times to their advantage.
The pandemic was an eye-opener to business leaders and employees regarding the urgency of digital transformation, forcing them to become nimbler and more flexible in how they operate. Organisations have become more resilient and the challenge now is to embed these changes.