Tech startups globally have laid off 69,000 employees amid COVID-19 pandemic

The transportation, finance, and travel sectors have cut 31,000 jobs in four months, according to data compiled by UK-based BuyShares. Tech startup layoffs as of July 2020. Image: Statista via BuyShares Over 500 tech startups have laid off more than 69,000 employees between March and July due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data gathered […]

With COVID-19 as backdrop, CIOs are playing bigger roles leading digital transformations

A new Tata Consultancy Services study on CIOs finds their responsibilities are continuing to change and adapt as they help their companies rise to new challenges. Image: iStockphoto/Sladic The roles of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in businesses have been evolving for years, but have been changing even more amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a […]

57% of employees second-guessing careers during COVID-19 pandemic

Many workers said they are more motivated to be employed at a company that values its staff during unpredictable times, Robert Half found. Image: Monkeybusinessimages/Getty Images/iStockphoto More than half (57%) of workers said they have experienced a change in their sentiments toward work during the coronavirus pandemic, data from Robert Half found. During such unpredictable […]

COVID-19: Gen Z workers are struggling with careers and worried about the future

Interviews cancelled, reduced hours and pay, and furlough: Gen Z gives insight into its uncertain future in a new study from CollegeFinance.com. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Boomers had the Vietnam War, Gen X had 9/11, and millennials had Columbine (which started the swath of school and workplace gun tragedies). Now, Generation Z has the worldwide coronavirus […]

30 digital trends across 5 industries during COVID-19

Consumer tech, B2B SaaS, streaming media, e-commerce and marketplaces, and Fintech all saw unusual growth in application use, Amplitude found. Image: weerachonoat, Getty Images/iStockphoto The use of digital tools has spiked across industries during the coronavirus pandemic, an Amplitude report found. The product intelligence platform provider’s report, released in late June, analyzed digital trends from […]

3 big data lessons from a COVID-19 mapping and modeling project

Gathering data at the speed of life can make it hard to discern real information from a large amount of input. One data modeling and mapping project was able to make it work. Image: libre de droit, Getty Images/iStockphoto Finding a single version of the truth on the epidemiology of COVID-19 has proven elusive during […]

Apple to reclose 30 more US stores amid COVID-19 case spike in seven states

On Thursday, Apple will shut down additional stores across Alabama, California, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada and Oklahoma, joining 16 other stores that have already been reclosed this week. Image: anouchka / Getty Images Apple is once again closing more of its retail stores as the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening in certain areas of the US. […]

15 most in-demand tech skills for upskilling or job searching during COVID-19

While SQL, Java, Python, and Linux are still sought, soft skills are also growing due to the coronavirus pandemic, Indeed found. Getty Images/iStockphoto The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a sharp increase in eLearning tools, revealing that employees are looking to reskill or upskill during the unexpected remote work era. Amid this trend, Indeed analyzed […]

COVID-19 has spurred businesses to migrate security operations to the cloud

Companies have increased their reliance on cloud-based security platforms to protect sensitive data as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey. Image: Rick_Jo, Getty Images/iStockphoto In a world of increasing cyberthreats, including malware, ransomware, phishing attacks and other nefarious activity, organizations that have operated with traditional security deployment are now turning […]

Many Americans with COVID-19 don’t know how they got infected, survey suggests

Many Americans with COVID-19 can’t pinpoint how they got the infection, a new study suggests. The study researchers, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that more than half of U.S. patients with COVID-19 in a recent survey couldn’t identify another person with the disease whom they had close contact with […]