COVID-19: Latest News & Commentary for IT Leaders

Check here regularly for InformationWeek’s updates on the coronavirus pandemic and related issues like business continuity, remote working, IT operational challenges and other technology considerations.

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Week of 04/06/2020

Businesses Rewrite 2020 Budgets and Plans Amid COVID-19

A few new surveys of executives and business leaders provide some insight into shifting plans as industry weathers the coronavirus pandemic.

We Will Need All the Automation We Can Get

Once the pandemic is behind us, even greater employment demands lie ahead.

Analytics Pros Called to Duty in COVID-19 Crisis

Professionals who work in the field of analytics are being called on to apply their expertise as executives make decisions on how to respond to wildly different business conditions caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Week of 03/30/2020

Cloud Scalability Shows Its Worth in the Wake of COVID-19

Gartner discusses how organizations rely on the cloud infrastructure to keep up with their needs during the pandemic.

6 Areas of Focus to Rewire Your Company for Digital Transformation Success

The focus on technology to deliver business change means that IT departments today must be able to translate an enterprise’s transformation objectives into a roadmap for achieving those goals. (Network Computing)

Infrastructure Visibility Critical in the Cloud and On-Premises

Network infrastructure visibility can be elusive when you have apps and infrastructure spread across multiple cloud and data center properties. (Network Computing)

5 Things Companies Can Do (Right Now) to Secure Their Backups

Having policies and procedures in place that outline how your organization handles backups is crucially important, especially during a time of near-universal remote work. (Network Computing)

CompTIA Grants Extensions, Options for Certification Exams

At a time when many organizations have turned to remote operations, technology association CompTIA is finding ways to continue its training and certification programs.

Kaggle Competition Aims AI at COVID-19

A challenge on the data science community site Kaggle is asking great minds to apply machine learning to battle the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Week of 03/23/2020

Supercomputers Recruited to Work on COVID-19 Research

A consortium forms to crunch data that might help researchers get a better understanding of the virus faster.

COVID-19: Using Data to Map Infections, Hospital Beds, and More

The spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and the resources to fight it, are being tracked and mapped by governments and other organizations in the US and the world. Here’s how they are doing it.

CIOs: Here’s How to Boost Your Business Model Resilience

This five-phase approach will help chief information officers and IT leaders maintain continuity of operations during the coronavirus outbreak — and other critical times.

How Startup Innovation Can Help Enterprises Face COVID-19

Disruptive ideas can give organizations ways to maintain operations in a time of quarantines and social distancing.

Pitfalls to Avoid in the COVID-19 Rush to Work from Home

As everybody rushes to set up workstations at home amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there are some obstacles to avoid.

Week of 03/16/2020

Cloud Security Planning in the Time of Social Distancing

With organizations compelled to push work out to remote, cloud security becomes a very tangible matter.

C-Suite Taps IT Leaders Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Businesses are confident overall in their ability to weather the storm caused by coronavirus COVID-19 disruptions, and technology is playing a strong role in the C-suite.

Developing a Continuity Plan for the Post-Coronavirus World

These baseline business continuity strategies will help ensure your organization is positioned to keep operations going even as the business environment is upended.

Week of 03/09/2020

The Role of AI in the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine

AI can spot patterns in data and make predictions, and the hope is these tools could identify drug prospects to test on humans within months.

Coronavirus: 8 Tech Tips for Working From Home

Here’s a collection of tools, technologies, and tips to help you out in case you need to telecommute during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Week of 03/02/22

Coronavirus Plan: How IT Can Enable Remote Work

Is your organization prepared to implement widespread remote work to protect employees against coronavirus? Here’s what you need to do.


Getting Up to Speed on 5G

The 5G rollout is underway. How will this next-generation wireless technology impact you and your organization? (Network Computing)

Fighting the Coronavirus with Analytics and GIS

The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus a global emergency. Here’s how governments and the general public are using analytics to track the outbreak.


How To Keep Your Privacy and Data Secure While Working With a Remote Team

Implementing basic strategies can ensure your remote team’s work will be secure, data will be protected, and you’ll be far less exposed to security risks. (Network Computing)

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