There is an impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on technology investment. Here are a few statistics:
- According to a report by McKinsey & Company, global tech investment surged to a record high of $73 billion in Q2 2020, despite the pandemic’s impact on the economy. This was due in part to a shift towards digital channels and remote work, which drove demand for technology solutions.
- A survey by KPMG found that 47% of tech executives said that COVID-19 had accelerated their digital transformation plans, while 32% said it had not changed their plans.
- A report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that global spending on digital transformation technologies will reach $2.3 trillion in 2023, up from $1.3 trillion in 2019. The pandemic is expected to be a key driver of this growth, as companies invest in technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things to support remote work and digital channels.
- On the other hand, some sectors of the tech industry have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. For example, a report by Gartner found that global spending on devices such as smartphones and PCs is expected to decline by 7.3% in 2020 due to economic uncertainty and reduced consumer demand.
COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on technology investment, with some sectors experiencing growth while others have struggled. However, the trend towards digital transformation and the increasing importance of technology in the economy is expected to continue in the coming years.