During the Covid-19 pandemic, technologies have played and will keep playing a crucial role in keeping the society functional and these technologies may have a long-lasting impact beyond Covid-19
Berlin, Germany, June 24, 2020 – Is it a winning bet or playing with fire to thinking about launching a new product in these coronavirus stricken times. Those who pay close attention to how people and, subsequently, businesses have adapted to the new normal might just find the right avenue for action.
‘During the Covid-19 pandemic, technologies have played and will keep playing a crucial role in keeping our society functional. And these technologies may have a long-lasting impact beyond Covid-19’, says Ms. Vivien Untaru, General Manager with VON Consulting Tech Division, a technology start-up operating in San Diego, California.
Here’s some lines of business that VON Consulting Tech Division, specializing in hardware design and verification, as well as embedded software development services, application implementation and testing in telecommunications, has identified.
Logistics for contactless delivery
Online shopping needs to be supported by a robust logistics system. Many delivery companies and restaurants in the US are launching a type of delivery where goods are picked up and dropped off at a designated location. Stateside, e-commerce giants are also focusing on a new delivery system, through robot deliveries – so this might be one business avenue worth looking into.
Software for digital payments via cards or e-wallets
Thinking about a specific application for software development? Take the following into account: contactless digital payments. Either in the form of cards or e-wallets, this is the new recommended payment method to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Digital payments enable people to make online purchases and payments of goods, services and even utility payments, as well as to receive stimulus funds faster.
Workflow and security applications for remote work
Between 2017 and 2018, as per data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 25% of employees worked from home at least occasionally. These figures have registered a staggering increase over the last few months, due to social distancing and work-from-home regulations.
Work-from-home led to the need for remote work technologies (virtual private networks – VPNs, voice over internet protocols – VoIPs, virtual meetings, cloud technology, work collaboration tools and even facial recognition technologies that enable a person to appear before a virtual background to preserve the privacy of the home). Just as much, remote work raised the bar on the necessity for information security, privacy and timely tech support.
Core technologies for the supply chain
Heavy reliance on paper-based records, a lack of visibility on data and lack of diversity and flexibility have made existing supply chain systems vulnerable to any disruption, such as the one accelerated by the pandemic.
Big Data, cloud computing, Internet-of-Things (“IoT”) and blockchain are building a more resilient supply chain management system for the future by enhancing the accuracy of data and encouraging data sharing.
In order to continue beyond the Covid-19 era, a business has to portray digital readiness.
As a supplier of the necessary infrastructure to support a digitized world, which facilitates staying current in the latest technology, one can remain competitive even in a post-Covid-19 world.