The pandemic we hoped would be over in a couple of months is still with us and, like the health consequences of the virus itself, its effects on the economy are proving damaging in the short term and uncertain in the long term.
When IDG Research carried out its CIO COVID-19 Impact Study in April, the situation was grim, with tens of thousands of new cases of the virus causing more than a thousand deaths every day, and offices and factories across the country shut down, with staff either laid off, furloughed or working from home.
Months later, much hasn’t changed. Tens of thousands of new COVID-19 cases are reported every day, although fewer are proving fatal. And CEOs still expect IT leaders to make digital transformation and improving the experience of working from home their top priorities.
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