Deloitte: In 2021, there will be more than 400 million video visits

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Deloitte: In 2021, there will be more than 400 million video visits to doctors worldwide. Shortly, cloud technologies may become the dominant solution in all types of business, according to company forecasts.

In 2021, global cloud service costs will grow seven times faster than total IT costs. There will be more than 400 million video visits to doctors worldwide. These are just some of Deloitte’s Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Forecasts (TMT), which show how global trends in TMT can affect businesses and consumers worldwide.
The report also points out how much of these trends are driven by the economic and societal impact of the global pandemic, leading to increased interest in video, virtual, and cloud technologies and media segments such as sport.
“While some technologies follow the expected pattern of growth, the reality of the global pandemic has led to an unprecedented technological acceleration that has radically changed the way we live and work,”. managing partner of Deloitte. “A range of corporate and consumer technologies – from 5G through the cloud to virtual reality – will continue to offer opportunities for the global business ecosystem,” she added.
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One of the effects of COVID-19 is the beginning of a global trend towards telemedicine, including video-based doctor visits. The global pandemic has not only necessitated the removal of regulatory barriers to such visits in some countries. Still, it has also helped consumers better understand and benefit from video calling applications.
Despite some initial concerns, Deloitte’s Global Forecasts report on TMT shows how many users (and doctors) are willing to switch to virtual appointments, including video visits. Deloitte predicts that the percentage of virtual examinations will increase to 5% worldwide in 2021, compared to about 1% in 2019. Even single-digit growth is significant. In 2019 alone, Deloitte made 8.5 billion doctor visits worth about $ 500 billion in the 36 OECD countries.
Education and businesses choose virtual reality.
The virtual reality eyewear market is growing as captivating technologies gain popularity in businesses and education. Deloitte predicts that driven by purchases by corporations and educational institutions, sales for corporate and educational use of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality headsets – commonly known as XR or digital reality – will increase by 100% in 2021 compared to 2019 levels. Sales for the type of headset have accelerated in some markets due to the risk of infection COVID-19, leading to virtual training of employees and students. With the pandemic accelerating the opportunity to demonstrate its value, digital reality headsets may continue to be needed after its end due to several other advantages, such as lower costs, more excellent safety, and better learning outcomes.
Pandemic stimulates cloud growth.
According to some indicators, the cloud market is growing even faster in 2020 than in 2019. According to the report on forecasts in TMT, this is due to increased demand due to COVID-19, social isolation, and teleworking. According to Deloitte, revenue growth will remain higher than 30% for 2021 to 2025 as companies migrate to the clouds to save money, become more flexible, and stimulate innovation. With the pandemic targeting more cloud services, the market is likely to emerge more vital than ever. Shortly, cloud technologies may become the dominant solution in all types of business.
Cloud technologies are also increasingly needed by companies. However, according to Eurostat, our country is one of the last places in Europe to use technologies by the business. However, they are needed to make companies more innovative and deliver their solutions faster. “Probably, as in other European countries, they will quickly establish themselves as a generally accepted platform that will contribute to the digital transformation of business,” 
Women and technological sports
While the number of sporting events slowed in 2020, the same cannot be said for their growth potential. Deloitte predicts that the two main trends in sports – the increased monetization of women’s sports and the digital environment’s use to create athletes who use personalized data or digital applications to measure their performance – will continue their upward trend.

The UK economy contracted by 9.9% in 2020


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