Patrick Anglard, chief technology officer at Expleo reflects on the need for rapid, effective solutions, at a time of unprecedented uncertainty and how reliability has become the watchword.
The sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic shone a spotlight on the digital readiness of companies around the world. In just a matter of days, over 80% of the global workforce of 3.3 billion people had their workplace fully or partly closed. For office workers, the technology has broadly done its job – perhaps better than many feared. An instant shift to widescale remote working was proved possible, due to sophisticated tools and services, backed by robust telecommunication infrastructure. This is one of the great technological accomplishments of modern times. Thousands of companies, including Expleo, have continued to deliver the same services as before. Imagine if the pandemic had arrived even five years ago. Would we have coped in the same way?