How COVID-19 is changing IT project timelines for Indian organizations

A majority of IT leaders surveyed by CIO India say they have deferred or paused IT projects due to COVID-19 — though some say its the perfect opportunity to embrace more tech developments

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IT organizations across India are hitting pause on their IT projects or deferring them as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The majority of IT leaders (65 percent) responding to CIO India's survey, 'COVID-19's impact on IT Jobs and Investments', have deferred or paused ongoing projects due to the impact of COVID-19 on the business economy. Only 35 percent of them say the projects are running on schedule. 

The survey, conducted 7-9 April 2020, also reveals that 48 percent of Indian IT leaders believe future project budget allocations will be significantly affected, with only 8 percent of them saying that budgets for future IT projects will remain unaffected.

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COVID-19's impact on IT jobs and investment - Survey Results

The difficult working conditions are prompting businesses to tighten their focus on projects that can enhance the security and efficiency of working from home, IT leaders tell CIO India.

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