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Public health experts warned for months that the coronavirus is a dangerous global pandemic that cannot be taken lightly. Unfortunately, time has proven the experts right. Over one million people worldwide have died from COVID-19. Over 210,000 American lives have been lost, including roughly 300 of our fellow Western North Carolinians.
If you haven’t abandoned science, facts and common sense, you know what you have to do: Practice social distancing. Wash your hands. And wear a mask.
I’ve said many times during this pandemic that job one for those seeking public office is not putting public health at risk. That’s why I have campaigned responsibly with masks, social distancing and limits on the number of people attending our events.
I have taken that approach since the beginning, because it is the right thing to do for the people of
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Despite stagnating revenues, 80% of businesses expect IT budgets to grow or remain steady next year
Today Spiceworks Ziff Davis announced its annual 2021 State of IT study examining technology budget shifts and emerging technology adoption trends in organizations across North America and Europe.
The findings show the global COVID-19 crisis to be a catalyst for change, spurring businesses to continue to invest in technology to support and secure a remote workforce, despite slowing corporate revenue growth resulting from the pandemic. Of the more than 1,000 businesses surveyed, 76% plan on long-term IT changes as a result of COVID-19, and 44% plan to accelerate digital transformation plans.
However, with organizations looking to cut back on expenses, tech budget growth has slowed compared to last year. Among businesses taking part in the study, 33% plan to increase their IT budgets in 2021, compared to 44% in the prior year, while 17%