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In April 2020, IT analyst firm Evaluator Group conducted a short study on COVID-19’s impact. The study identified the top three investments among businesses in response to the pandemic as enhancements to security, data protection and cloud infrastructure. The study also concluded the infrastructure changes that organizations deploy to support at-home workers are likely to stay permanent.
Krista Macomber, senior analyst at Evaluator Group, said for some businesses, the reaction to the pandemic has been like partially enacting disaster recovery plans. She said businesses are becoming more open-minded about using the cloud, and the pandemic has pushed companies that were reluctant to use cloud and SaaS into doing so.
“A lot of organizations are not as prepared as they expected to be,” Macomber said.