Technology played a critical role in mitigating the impact of the virus. Whether helping employees to perform their jobs or providing a platform for fulfilling products and services, technology enabled new ways of doing business. However, looking to the future building resilience through digital transformation requires balancing short-term necessity with realising the longterm opportunity.

Few businesses can be in doubt that technology, digital transformation, and innovation are essential enablers of operational resilience. Now is a critical time to assess how far into the future your current technology programmes can take you.

Indeed, According to Grant Thornton’s IBR data, 45.6% of global respondents said they would need to make more use of technology and digital transformation following the COVID crisis. At the same time, 78% of businesses intend to maintain or increase their levels of investment in technology over the next 12 months.

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