Acceleration of virtualization of workflows in industries of the «new economy» under the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic, as one of the economic trends in 2021

The pandemic influenced the rapid development of several trends at once: from the acceleration of digitalization to the virtualization of work processes in the branches of the «new economy», which include information technology. The internal transformation and using the fully remote software development and IT support under the influence of the pandemic has not only changed the industry, but heralded the construction of a new reality. This article presents the results of a study that covered the experience of transformation of 26 project teams from the world's leading IT corporations, software vendors and hightech companies with strong internal development practices: Alphabet, Amazon, BSC Group, Custis, Deutsche Bank, Evernote, Exness, Positive Technologies , PromSvyazBank, Sberbank, VTB, Yandex. The results of the study are accompanied by recommendations of the authors, the main idea of which is the need to quickly understand a new trend in software development, hiring specialists and organizing teams associated with the refusal of high-tech IT companies to return to teamwork in shared offices.

Ключевые слова: remote work, IT, software development, COVID economy, software technologies

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