How Can Digital Transformation Help Us to Beat the Battle Against Pandemics?

It is only one hot-topic these days. The global pandemic of Coronavirus and it is not possible to write or discuss any topics without connecting them with it. For technical community is the same. 

What about the world?

The whole world is in the state of emergency these days, fighting the first global pandemics of #COVID19 in the 21st century. In our history, pandemics were more common in the past, happening every century at least once. The only difference now is the fact that our world is in a comfort state, based on technological advantage and high Quality-of-Life expectations. From an emotional and psychological perspective, we are not ready to face these situations now neither in the future.

The globalization effect made our planet smaller and more available to most of us. It is usually an exceptional circumstance, but today it doesn’t help to stop spreading viruses from one place to another one worldwide within a week. The whole world takes a break, business and factories slow down, and it is natural to expect a substantial negative impact on the global economy. But can we suppress these effects with available existing tech solutions?

How Can Technology Help?

The necessity for global self-isolation and staying at homes make the best advertisement for digital communications and paperless electronic business tools. All at once, from the observation “nice-to-have” because it is modern to the “must-have” platforms needed to endure the current way of living. The whole world is in urgent need to keep business processes, coordination, cooperation, and collaboration remotely, even to manage production processes in factories in that way. Online meeting tools, Document Management Systems, Risk Assessments, and many other remote control tools showed us how a significant part of our work remains accessible remotely, avoiding that employees leave their homes in situations like this one. Nevertheless, the whole situation serves as an important test for the companies to analyze if a digital transformation of some of their processes could enhance their productivity and efficiency.

We can recognize many tech solutions which could help us to avoid risks these days and which already exist. The massive deployment of sensors, self-driving automatized transportation, robotics, software solutions based on the Cloud and Fog distributive ways enhanced with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning algorithms running on the Internet and existing mobile networks may give us answers to the most challenges which we face today.

Feel of The Digital Transformation

It is not difficult to imagine how it looks like, but we need a strong commitment and clear decision. Digital Transformation is here waiting for us to invite it inside our business space. If we want to make this world a better space for living, we have to engage our knowledge and available resources immediately. It can’t be expected to get any new results pushing the same forms in the same way at the input of the “black-box” of the business world; the output would always be the same. The trust in smart technologies must be established now, and all doubts must be resolved.

The globalization effect made our planet smaller and more available to most of us. It is usually an exceptional circumstance, but today it doesn’t help to stop spreading viruses from one place to another one worldwide within a week. The whole world takes a break, business and factories slow down, and it is natural to expect a substantial negative impact on the global economy. But can we suppress these effects with available existing tech solutions?

In the end, we must acknowledge how the COVID-19 pandemic more than anything before serves as an excellent marketing booster for digital solutions, technologies, and digital transformation overall.

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