Impact of COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, it is causing economic and health impacts that are unprecedented in modern times. Despite the uncertainty and disruption, it’s clear that information technology will play a key role in helping leaders navigate a path forward for their organizations. The analyst team at 451 Research is paying particular attention to these impacts, both on the technology market itself, as well as on the broader economy. This microsite will be continually updated with a selection of our research, insight and data that are free to consume, helping organizations globally plan a way through this unique challenge.

We also encourage that you visit S&P Global Market Intelligence's blog site that is focused on Coronavirus/COVID-19 for additional insights.


Livestream
Published: October 21, 2020

Highlights from VotE Digital Pulse: Coronavirus Flash Survey October 2020

Liam Eagle and Melanie Posey dove into the key findings from the third Voice of the Enterprise: Digital Pulse, Coronavirus Flash Survey (October 2020) in this recent livestream.

Report Excerpt
Published: October 15, 2020

451 Research Digital Pulse: Coronavirus Flash Survey October 2020

A new study, Voice of the Enterprise: Digital Pulse, Coronavirus Flash Survey October 2020, sought new insight as pressures and conditions have changed since June.

M&A Insight
Published: September 11, 2020

Premiums Prevail

Last month's surge in tech M&A spending could give the impression that it's now business as usual in the tech M&A market following a lull in deals at the outset of the pandemic. And although many acquirers are back at it, they're not buying the way they used to. At the top end of the market, they're paying far higher prices than before the crisis.

Market Insight
Published: September 10, 2020

Secrets of the Unlimited Content Storage Plan

Content-centric workflows have dominated a large segment of enterprise knowledge work for quite some time, and the emergence of enterprise file-sync and -share products has provided a demonstrable value of the impact cloud services could have on such work.

Market Insight
Published: September 10, 2020

COVID-19: Secure Remote Access Services in Demand as Enterprises Continue Work-from-Home Strategies

The impact of coronavirus will be felt longer after the crisis has passed. The pandemic, the closures of offices for non-essential workers and the ensuing work-from-home strategies have certainly been disruptive, but there is a silver lining.

Market Insight
Published: September 10, 2020

Digital Transformation, IoT set to Reshape Shipping and Logistics Industry

The shipping industry, historically a laggard when it comes to technology adoption, is on the verge of a wave of digital transformation that will reshape the industry in the wake of COVID-19 and the US-China trade war, among other shocks. This report brings together analyses from S&P Global Market Intelligence's 451 Research and Panjiva Research groups.

Market Insight
Published: September 9, 2020

How IoT will Support New Productivity Models after COVID-19

Building on successful use cases of IoT in manufacturing and front-line work, while leveraging other hardware in novel ways, will make it easier for companies to support workers who will remain remote or distributed, while helping them create a safer environment for in-office employees to return to.

Market Insight
Published: September 3, 2020

Proactive Intelligence: Lowering the Barriers to Actionable Insight from Operational Data

Senior decision-makers are now more conscious of the potential role that data and analytics have to play in enabling enterprises to respond to rapid change, such as the sudden upheaval of socioeconomic conditions that accompanied the pandemic.

Market Insight
Published: September 3, 2020

As COVID-19 becomes a constant, enterprises rely on service providers for strategic projects in the cloud

Managed cloud services partners suggest customers from a variety of industries are relying on public clouds, automation, data analytics, and ML and AI to support new business opportunities.

M&A Insight
Published: September 3, 2020

Business as usual for Europe's dealmakers

A brisk recovery in Europe's tech M&A market has followed a relatively flattened COVID-19 curve. Although a rise in activity in recent months has seen Western Europe's share of dealmaking tick upward, that hasn't necessarily translated into a healthier market.

M&A Insight
Published: September 1, 2020

Deals get back on track in August

Tech M&A spending in August surged to the highest monthly level in nearly two years, as big deals that had been derailed by the pandemic got back on track.

M&A Insight
Published: August 25, 2020

No summer slowdown for IPOs

Even as most of Wall Street is taking its unofficial summer holiday, the tech IPO market is unseasonably busy. Several new offerings have already been filed, with even more prospectuses getting their final revisions and updates.

Market Insight
Published: August 21, 2020

How COVID-19 and Remote Work could influence wider adoption of Desktop as a Service

The COVID-19 outbreak significantly disrupted the business world, leading organizations to implement travel restrictions and work-from-home (WFH) policies to protect employees while ensuring minimal disruption to their business operations.

Market Insight
Published: August 19, 2020

COVID-19's impact on payments: Five key lessons

In this report, we highlight five lessons that we anticipate will leave a lasting imprint on the industry moving forward.

M&A Insight
Published: August 19, 2020

Low risk and high return

For Wall Street, Tuesday brought the best of both worlds – low risk and high reward. Not only did the S&P 500 Index erase all loses from COVID-19 as it set a new record closing price, but at the same time, a key measure of overall investor uncertainty dipped to its lowest level of the pandemic.

Market Insight
Published: August 17, 2020

With costly outages on the rise, disaster recovery is still a top issue

To deal with disaster recovery (DR) challenges, organizations are looking to leverage automation, cloud services and other new innovations to improve the resiliency of their infrastructures.

Market Insight
Published: August 17, 2020

Why blockchain will be critical to workforce management in the post-COVID-19 world

With the help of trusted or verified claims, supported by DLT, companies can more quickly verify available skills and work experience/expertise, redeploy workers where they are most needed and identify learning and development needs based on skills gaps.

M&A Insight
Published: August 14, 2020

'Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization… and pandemics'

Investors have largely looked through the financial costs of business lost due to COVID-19. Financial analysts who used to jokingly refer to 'earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization… and pandemics' are now busily rewriting their valuation models to include at least some provisions for the outbreak.

Market Insight
Published: August 11, 2020

Cloud financial management: The emerging discipline that promises cost-optimized scalability

Cloud has provided the simplicity of on-demand consumption, with many operational tasks being easily outsourced to a third-party provider. However, the number of cloud services and options available to developers has grown exponentially as enterprises develop differentiated applications in order to add value to their customers and businesses.

Market Insight
Published: August 7, 2020

How COVID-19 and remote work will influence unified communications and collaboration

The trends outlined in this report highlight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the workplace and how it will influence long-term market requirements for UCC beyond the initial response in the early days of the shutdown, with organizations looking to support flexible work arrangements going into 2021.

Market Insight
Published: August 6, 2020

IT monitoring meltdown: Just 11% of decision-makers are satisfied with their monitoring tools

In a study conducted by 451 Research (and commissioned by New Relic) in July, we surveyed 700 people in the US and Europe who primarily make but also influence decisions about monitoring tools for their organizations.