CIOs in India and Australia are in early post-COVID planning stages

Adobe research shows CIOs are optimistic about finding success in a post-pandemic economy.

Adobe’s latest survey of CIOs in India and Australia showed 67 per cent of respondents had been severely impacted by COVID-19. They faced challenges in helping their teams communicate effectively and have the right technology.

According to the report organisations in India believed the impact to their business was significant compared to Australian organisations (46 per cent vs 25 per cent).

Organisations in Australia were likely to have encouraged or mandated remote work (95 per cent vs. 67 per cent). They also had the different technology challenges when it came to remote working. In India CIOs had problems with having the right technology tools like, while Australian CIOs had concerns regarding Internet infrastructure.

More than half of the CIOs surveyed felt their organisations had effectively transitioned to digital transformation.

Indian and Australian CIOs said their organisation were in the early stages of post-COVID recovery.

“CIOs expect that remote work, security and travel policies will be most impacted post-COVID, as will investment in core infrastructure and an acceleration to online or remote selling,” stated Adobe.

While 71 per cent of organisations are optimistic about their ability to find success in a post COVID-19 economy, about 25 per cent were pessimistic.

Cybersecurity/privacy was the most cited area for planned investment, both before COVID-19 and currently.

Other technology use like AI/machine learning was quite high in India with companies incorporating AI/ML into all company functions.

“Over half of organisations believe 5G will have a major impact on their organisation, with high agreement among Indian CIOs,” states Adobe.












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