Covid-19 has had many negative impacts on the community of Donegal, however, one area which has seen a positive impact is the increase in remote working and how businesses across the county are adapting to these changes.
Margaret suggests that this will likely remain to a large degree because it works well for many employees who find a better work life balance and can be just as productive saying “this new trend will change the dynamics of traditional working. We are only at the start of what is often termed the fourth industrial revolution with far-reaching impacts on society and business and the need to adopt digital technology in a transformative way”.
The future for Donegal Digital looks bright as the partnership continues to work towards its goals for 2021 and collaborating with key stakeholders throughout the county to ensure that Donegal is to the fore in the new era of digitalisation.
“We have many plans for 2021 including working towards achieving a ‘Smart Region’ that will see us supporting the transition to a low carbon economy through the adoption of green technologies and smart energy management. We will also continue to advocate for bolstering investment in digital research in Donegal and building on the strong industry/academia collaboration that is already happening” concludes Margaret.