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Data will shape the post-coronavirus society.

It’s been widely publicised that the aviation industry was severely disrupted when the UK went into lockdown in March 2020 and continued to suffer throughout the pandemic.

COVID-19 is driving humankind to adapt and innovate in almost every aspect of society. The way we work and live is likely to have changed for the long-term and technology has not only helped us weather this period of change but is going to insight and shape a post-coronavirus world. We’re taking a look at how technology and specifically data capture has infiltrated all aspects of day-to-day life. How will data shape the post-coronavirus society?

Digital Infrastructure

Some cities, companies and households were more prepared than others for home working and isolated living. COVID-19 accelerated the demand to implement digital infrastructure in order to maintain a certain level of productivity.

We are now seeing companies use access to data to better understand human behaviour, people and flows to make evidence-based decisions on what their company could look like post-pandemic. For instance, being able to more accurately plan for office capacity will allow companies to acquire less office space and operate more efficiently.

This same principle will also be used for large scale planning work; risk planning using digital scenario tools will be among the software that city planners and policymakers will need to minimise the risk of a second wave and any future infectious disease management.

Big Data and Monitoring IoT

The power of data in a pandemic is clear to all who follow the daily updates and graphs tracking the ‘r’ number. The lessons we are learning from this experience will inform how we handle future pandemics and employ big data and internet of things technology.

The national apps and global tracking systems should mean a future outbreak is quicker to control. All efforts that use GPS data and personal information will require careful thought and implementation to safeguard people’s privacy.

Digital Events, Esports and E-commerce

Many of us embraced online webinars and digital training events before the coronavirus pandemic, but the rise in digital events across all manner of industries has really proven that we can push ourselves to adapt further. In recent years the Esports industry has been thriving but during the pandemic hours spent online has increased and people can enjoy large scale events from the comfort of their own home.

Digital events mean less need to plan for capacity, less travel both local and international and although they are no replacement for in-person networking and experience, it is easy to see how hybrid events will become commonplace in the future.

Following COVID-19, almost all businesses and particularly more traditional retailers will have to find ways to offer online services. The longer consumers have to change their habits, the more permanent this behaviour will become. In order to remain competitive, logistics and delivery service systems will need more visibility of their supply chain to accommodate surges in demand, whether that is due to seasonal shopping spikes or a future pandemic.

How can we help you?

Above, we have explored just a few of the ways in which innovation is taking place in society since the pandemic began. At Sire we can help with cloud migration to get your workforce online, cybersecurity to make sure your network is secure and a fully-virtualised performance assurance platform.

Sire’s Pulse360 allows you to view your infrastructure performance data in the most precise and efficient way, detecting issues that other solutions may miss.

Data is collected and stored in a scalable manner and managed in a way that can be fully automated and orchestrated. By analysing this data, Pulse360 quickly produces actionable insights that could have an impact on your organisation and your end customers’ ultimate user experience.

Contact if you’re interested in understanding the data your business produces and how you can improve your performance as an organisation