The pandemic that has gripped the world for more than 16 months now has created ripple effects across just about every industry. While some industries have suffered, others have prospered and even been boosted by the pandemic and the consumer trends it has created. One industry that has taken centre stage is that of tech. Technology is constantly evolving and improving but, thanks to the pandemic, there has been a push for even more tools and gadgets to make life more comfortable, functional, productive and entertaining.
Here are a few of the highlighted tech trends that have been boosted by the pandemic and aren’t showing any signs of slowing down.
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Ecommerce – Attracting All New Customers
Ecommerce isn’t a new industry, nor is it a small one, but when the pandemic hit and countries were suddenly forced to go into lockdown, suddenly the desire to shop for goods online hit a fevered pitch. Even businesses and companies that didn’t have eCommerce platforms were suddenly forced to transition their business model and create online shopping opportunities to stay competitive.
While many parts of the world seem to be out of the worst of the pandemic and opening up, customers are still very much embracing eCommerce, and it has become clear to businesses that this is the way of the future.
Online Gambling Enjoys a Boost in Interest
With so many people stuck at home during the pandemic, online casinos and gambling also got a boost in interest. These online casinos feel so much like the real thing that people realised it was a great way to enjoy all the action and excitement of the casino at home and on your own time. Another big draw with online gambling is that many of the sites allow you to play with others around the world, which helps to make it even more exciting.
Thanks to the success and interest in the industry, there has been a whole lot of innovation, new games, new technology and just a lot for players to get hyped up about. There is an emphasis on providing a fabulous player experience each time. Players can play something new each time they visit an online casino, which is something a brick-and-mortar casino can’t compete with.
Telemedicine Apps – Filling an Important Gap
The healthcare industry, in general, has been under a huge amount of pressure, being stretched to its very brink. And, because of that, new solutions were needed that would be safe and effective, and that would respect physical distancing and still allow patients to be seen. Telemedicine has swooped in to fill the gap and show people just how useful this technology can be. Even with the pandemic subsiding, patients have now come to see just how convenient this option can be and, from a healthcare perspective, it makes sense to invest in this offering.
This is just a small look at the many tech trends that have been sparked by or boosted by the pandemic. In many ways, these trends are welcomed and will prove to be useful far beyond the end of the pandemic.