Let's talk about real "winners" during this pandemic. – শাফকাত রাব্বী অনিক

Let's talk about real “winners” during this pandemic.

# The 1st slot has to go to internet service providers and mobile phone operators. In a world where we constantly worry about supply and demand shocks (i.e., toilet papers, n95 masks etc.), internet service providers (including cellular data) have shown that they were ready to handle 5 to 10 times more usage than normal.

# The 2nd slot has to go to various internet communication platforms, like Zoom, Skype, Facebook, Youtube, Netflix, etc. These guys did not know about a Pandemic is coming any more than hospitals or politicians. In fact, even if they did know, they could not ramp up their capabilities suddenly. They must have prepared for days like this well in advance.

# The 3rd slot goes to remote work facilities providers, i.e., Cloud computing like Amazon, Google, Azure etc. These companies kept the world of trade and commerce totally functional even when everyone and their mother started to work from home. The capacity of these platforms was shocked at unthinkable levels, and they survived just intact.

# The 4th slot goes to the electronic flow of two types of paper: money and documents. These two traditional printed mediums keep the business world moving. Nothing collapsed when the physical movement of these two papers stopped. That is an amazing feat.

# The last slot is for internet-based education. There are as many children and students in any household as there are adults out of school. Keeping these students/children busy and educated was a massive undertaking during the virus shutdowns. Platforms like Google Classroom kept the entire world full of students and teachers alive, all from home.

Shafquat Rabbee Anik | উৎস | তারিখ ও সময়: 2020-04-16 11:13:03