For the IT industry, working from home was a smooth task

Since March 2020 the IT industry is working under remote control model and it made online tool much simple for common people to use.

New Delhi: As India breached the landmark of 100 crore COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday, it is time to reflect on how the pandemic has changed the day-to-day working of the world. After sudden lockdowns across countries, when economies were closed and many sectors faced several challenges, the IT sector showed remarkable resilience and the concept of work from home gained popularity. The IT sector has proven its ability to grow and transform to face the COVID19 challenges.

According to the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), during the COVID-19, the IT sector shifted from a cost advantage to a customer advantage approach, keeping the emergence of a more customer-centric operational focus. The pandemic has acted as a catalyst for digital transformation.

“Valuations of listed companies have also touched new highs of almost half a trillion due to increased digital spending and increasing focus on new sectors like healthcare. The industry has been operating under a remote working model since March 2020 and helped create best practices that reimagine the hybrid workplace of tomorrow by adopting online collaboration tools and embracing proactive planning in collaboration with clients to accelerate the transition to an innovative operating model,” it added.

“The main reason for this increase in the economy for this industry is the increased demand for software and social media platforms such as Google Hangouts, WhatsApp Video call, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams,” Chandrajit Banerjee added.

Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said, “The sub-sectors like hardware/ software, IT services, semiconductors and network equipment, like increased demand of remote working technologies, increased IT spending on security software, increased demand for laptops and created demand for many more electronic gadgets.

There is no doubt that work from home and remote working provides a huge opportunity in the ways of functioning by providing flexibility to work, but it has also come with its challenges in the long run. Hence a balanced hybrid working model would be the key to enhanced employee productivity, efciency and well-being.

Source: ANI  By Trinanjana Mazumdar