Some of us are old enough to remember corporate life before computers – the process of digitalising business began in the 1980s and has been ongoing ever since. At first, the costs of implementation were horrific and the productivity gains hard to see for all the effort. Clattering typewriters were replaced by word processors and soon after by local networks of desktop PCs; then in the early 1990s along came the internet. Replacing local servers with cloud computing, the ubiquity of wi-fi, mobile devices, apps and remote work allowed the world of business to survive the pandemic.
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