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2021 outlook: Here are the technologies, questions that’ll matter

In 2020, businesses had to be digital or die. Digital transformation drove technology projects, remote work and education became the norm due to the COVID-19 pandemic and building block technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning accelerated. 

Bret Taylor, president and chief operating officer of Salesforce, summed the current state of business clearly: “Your business is digital or you don’t have a business.”

While 2021 holds promise for business technology there will be multiple unknowns ahead. Consider:

  • What does the new normal for work look like and how does collaboration develop?
  • How do corporations utilize technologies to
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Pandemic Forces Companies to Confront Technology Ethics Questions

Matters of ethics eventually will be built into how tech products are conceived and built, said Paula Goldman, Salesforce.com chief ethical and humane use officer.



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Ronny Knight

Companies trying to reopen offices during the coronavirus pandemic face ethics and privacy questions about how they screen employees for potential health problems.

Some apps and data-collection systems probe for Covid-19 symptoms, such as fever or cough, and ask about an employee’s activities outside of work. But collecting and storing such detailed information can lead an organization to cross ethical boundaries, said Paula

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