The whole world is impacted by COVID-19 pandemic since the very first case recorded in China at Q4 2019, but the virus spread and loss of control is starting from Q1 2020. Right now the whole world is under another wave of COVID-19 Variants. But the world will never stop becoming that, instead, the whole world will adapt, or use the word accelerated and digital transformation at the speed of light.
While the retail sector continues to be impacted by that for less physical customers, but for those who provide order and delivery, they are surviving. Same as well for most of the business, adapted to the web live meeting as the substitute to the physical meeting. Again, it let the world keep moving. To allow lockdowns, working from home (WFH) initiative, companies adapt to the cloud computing, of course, for those knowledge workers to continue to remain productive. For those who are by nature not really capable to perform like those knowledge workers, they need to either adapt to the changing nature of how work is done, and that will change forever for who successfully adapted to the changing work. The one who can exercise strong discipline to get work done, despite in the home, who can call and web meet others to get business work done.
Big datacenter and infrastructure and backend is all about open source or commercial open source power virtual machines, containers to run various services. For those who have not yet managed to demonstrate they can implement and deliver DevSecOps, write code under microservices architecture, or maintain the cloud infrastructure, scale and accelerate business speed, most likely they will be out of the position, and replaced by someone who did. Technology, especially new one, continues to phase out old technology that used to be, as the modern knowledge worker in your field of work, whether or not you can continue to provide value added services to justify to your employer will be a key question each employed professional to answer. With the cloud, scalability, automation, that bring in new skill markets needed, are you demonstrating reskilling and possessing new competency the market wants?
Regardless of whether you are ready or not, the world will keep moving forward, with or without you. Digital transformation (DT) in the post COVID-19 pandemic and next normal will only make everyone realize the new world is leap forward, it just a matter are you those who leap forward or are left behind.
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