| |December 20205VOL 3 · ISSUE 10 - 2 · DECEMBER 14 - 2020We are almost at the end of the tunnel. As far as the retail industries are concerned, the pandemic was the closest thing to the `snap-of-Thanos', turning a huge chunk of businesses across the globe to dust. But the technology industry, especially the digital one, manifested resilience like never before and came through in a stunning fashion. It also means that the year ahead, after having adjoined another dimension of technology inevitability, is going to unleash the Internet of Opportunities An IDC report states that around 65 percent of global GDP is going to be digitized by 2022, driving $6.8 trillion of IT spending from 2020 to 2023. A large chunk of sum will be earmarked for bolstering the connected technologies, and in turn paving the way for the future. Hybrid cloud coupled with IoT is going to power the post pandemic tech-trends like Internet of Behaviors (IoB), which revolves around the idea of amalgamating data from both the digital and physical worlds to influence market behaviors through feedback loops, and Total Experience, which refers to mandating employee experience as another dimension of (customer) experience delivery through Intelligent Digital Workspaces. With 5G rollout around the corner, the edge computing is also set to become a top priority in the year ahead; not to mention Hyperautomation and AI Engineering. Above all, to combat security threats that have grown exponentially with the remote workforce model, Cybersecurity mesh, which allows the identity of a person or thing to define the security perimeter, is also expected to become a significant point of focus. The key, however, is to conceive these trends while going forward. In an endeavor to feature some of the top technology firms that have been primed to do so, we have come up with our special yearly issue of `Tech Companies of the Year ­ 2020'.Do let us know your thoughts.Sujith Vasudevan Managing EditorInternet of OpportunitiesOffice Editorial queries editor@cioinsiderindia.comAdvertising Queriessales@cioinsiderindia.comBangaloreTel 080 46441103 To subscribeVisit www.cioinsiderindia.com/subscribe/ or send email to: subscription@cioinsiderindia.comCover price is Rs 150 per issueAshok KumarSales & MarketingGarima AnandGroup Art DirectorMagendran PerumalCirculation ManagerEditorial TeamShiwani PrakashSaroop KPVaishnavi PradeepRajan Sarma Lakshmi GCIOInsiderNo. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugheshpalya, Bangalore-560017Vetrivel SS.SivasankarVisualizerPublisher & EditorManaging EditorAlok ChaturvediSujith VasudevanPrinted and published by Alok Chaturvedi on Behalf of SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd and Printed at Precision Fototype Services at Sri Sabari Shopping Complex, 24 Residency Road Bangalore-560025 and Published at No. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugeshpalya, Bangalore-560017.Copyright © 2020 SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd, All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher.Editorial
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