How's life in the remote mode has accelerated the development of communication technologies and changed our approach to work

Как жизнь в дистанционном режиме ускорила развитие технологий связи и изменила наш подход к работе

Without a doubt, in the current pandemic coronavirus staff were able to continue performing their work duties, largely due to the development of communication technologies. As a result, the pandemic has accelerated the introduction of new technologies in various industries and professional fields. Companies and corporate it systems will have to cope with the growing data volumes associated with the ongoing transition to remote work. After rapidly changing the formats of the work should evolve and corporate capacities for data storage.

And due to the fact that the trend on the remote control, apparently, will continue after the pandemic, it is necessary to perform the current changes faced by different industries and sectors, and assess their implications for the requirements in a storage system.

The Union workforce at the global level

Millions of people around the world strongly motivated to go to work from home, as a result, the number of remote employees in a very short time increased by several orders of magnitude. Published in April 2020 data from the office for national statistics in the UK showed that almost half (47%) of employed persons did some part of official duties from home, while the lion’s share (86%) of these workers indicated that the reason for transfer to udalenku became pandemic of novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). It departments have deployed virtual workplaces for employees, so that they could continue to run for business-critical tasks, and remote employees, in turn, mastered the video conferencing and collaboration (e.g., automation, DevOps and project management) to maintain hassle-free communication with colleagues in the virtual space was easier.

In the video conferencing of tomorrow a place and the artificial intelligence (AI). With its help it is possible to improve user experience and increase the efficiency of teamwork. Applications for video conferencing with elements AI will be able to choose the most convenient for all participants-call to deal with background noise during meetings, automatically generate a transcript of said and even distribute action lists and notes.

The heyday of distance learning

During a pandemic, in terms of school closings, the authorities asked the administration and teachers making the transition to distance learning. Many educational non-profit organizations and technology companies turned to the schools with a proposal to provide the resources and tools needed to access the Network and continue working with the students, and organize relevant training for teachers. Through virtual desktops, a record number of students have gained access to office and educational software and apps. The result is critically acute and secure storage of personal data on the internal HDD – and SSD-drives or consumer drives, and download them the same copy of the learning tasks, documents and projects.

In the future it is likely that the creation of students ‘ sense of presence in distance education will use technologies of augmented and virtual reality.

Smart automated supply chain

Companies have paid great attention to the automation and modernized with the help of its elements, its processes, increasing the efficiency, accuracy and security and improving governance. With the advent of COVID-19 destiny automation has become absolutely obvious – the virus is definitely promoted its new wave. In terms of violations of global supply chains of Autonomous technology help to lower the voltage. Requirements for social distancing led to the increased use of robots to perform tasks associated with risk to humans.

The pandemic has created an interesting opportunity to use robots, drones and Autonomous cars, which are on the last leg of contactless delivery demonstrate superior performance. In this context it is worth mentioning that the leading platform for e-Commerce recently bought a startup working on Autonomous vehicles, with the aim of developing the delivery of unmanned vehicles[1]. Moreover, the experimental unit of the world’s largest information retrieval system October 2019 was testing delivery drones, and have expanded the list of available products – from pastries and coffee to toilet paper, medicines and toothpaste[2].

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ESports and virtual events

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, many companies were forced to postpone or cancel public events. The organizers had to revise their conceptual approaches to conduct them, and fully translate or event online, or to offer the participants some kind of hybrid version of the full-time and remote sessions in order to create conditions for a dialogue between the audience and hold its attention.

In addition, because isolation has changed us affordable entertainment options in the home. Since people spend more time at home, significantly increased the burden on services streaming video. With the help of existing platforms, users can visit the Louvre, to save the world from a zombie Apocalypse or climb a mountain in Spain, from the comfort of home and not in her pajamas. There is a growing demand for online and eSports games.

According to forecasts, by 2023 2.7 billion gamers will spend over 154 billion pounds on computer games, especially on mobile apps and, potentially, the wearable gaming device.

Moreover, thanks to the powerful cloud technology, now we can get streaming video right on our devices. However, for service companies transition to cloud digital video recording is fraught with difficulties. Content library streaming services continue to grow at an incredible pace, in this regard, Cisco predicts that in 2022 the global IP traffic will reach 4 Sbit and 82% of them will be in the video. As indicated in the report, besides 2022 cumulative annual growth rate of traffic during peak hours will amount to 37%, that is compared to 2018, its volume will increase to five times the size.

Why do companies scale up their storage

In conclusion, we note that the current situation has forced companies, schools and municipal services more actively integrate into what is happening around them digital transformation. They had to check whether they have sufficient storage capacity to service connections for which they are responsible, and management. This is a brand new digital world, the driving force which are increased requirements of companies in cloud data Centers. For a variety of needs – education, a vital public service, streaming entertainment content companies scale their resources to processing and storage, acceleration of cloud computing and sharing of disaggregated flash storage.

Remote model of life, supported by new IT systems, it has proved its stability in various parts of the globe, and it could be a good omen for companies, which will remain relevant even in pochkovidnye era.

[1] https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/26/amazon-buys-self-driving-technology-company-zoox.html

[2] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-08/alphabet-s-delivery-by-drone-surge-to-stay-at-home-customers?sref=ExbtjcSG

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Aravich Yaniv (Yaniv Iarovici)

Marketing Director of IoT and Edge, Western Digital Article

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