Date posted: 4/03/2021 4 min read

View from the IT Chair - Ernest Stabek FCA

Cloud adoption, video conferencing and cyber security events surge in 2020. What’s next in technology and communications?

In brief

  • Increased activity in scams and data breaches, forcing us all to be more vigilant than ever when receiving information, opening attachments or links
  • We further explore IT and digital trends, including robotics, and look at a few technical innovations and emerging technologies that will change the world of technology over the next decade

This edition of IT News covers tips for wi-fi; cyber security news and developments; the search for Google alternatives; Zooming out; and emerging IT and digital trends in 2021.

Digital technology clearly has been a catalyst for greater communications during 2020, being the era in which cloud services and video conferencing experienced mainstream adoption. Along with this came increased activity in scams and data breaches, forcing us all to be more vigilant than ever when receiving information, opening attachments or links, and even being wary when it does appear to be safe to respond. 

Human behaviour responses to technology are more important than ever, as we prepare for what lies ahead and attempt to move back to some sense of normality in work and life after the economic and COVID-19 disruptions of 2020.

What can we do to reset for 2021? How do we develop realistic digital strategies and technology road maps for the future?  

Human behaviour responses to technology are more important than ever, as we prepare for what lies ahead and attempt to move back to some sense of normality in work and life after the economic and COVID-19 disruptions of 2020.

In this autumn edition of IT news, we further explore IT and digital trends, including robotics, and look at a few technical innovations and emerging technologies that will change the world of technology over the next decade.  

We hope this curated selection of topical IT news inspires you to keep listening, learning and engaging with technology and telecommunications as a medium to improve our lives and how we engage with each other.  

Remember that technology is an enabler – not always the only solution to problems – as we strive for productivity improvements and attempt to streamline sustainable demand and supply chains. And note that human factors now dominate the latest cyber security breach statistics.

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