The entertainment industry, comprising museums, movie theaters, and amusement parks has had a difficult time bouncing back from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. Many people got used to COVID-based guidelines that restricted access to parks, stores, and theaters and were loathe to return. Attendance has plateaued at some venues, while movie chain giants like Regal Theaters continue to shut down venues due to lack of attendance. And, while theme park attendance is rallying somewhat, it is still down compared to pre-pandemic levels.
Before the pandemic, many businesses were looking at digital transformations that included cloud migration. After the pandemic hit, 48% of businesses surveyed are fast-tracking their cloud migration and more than a third are looking at digitizing more processes using cloud-based technology. In general terms, the switch to cloud technology was predicated on the need for better security and collaboration to support remote and hybrid workplaces and to deal with disruptions in both business and consumer demands.
Hackers are getting more sophisticated, and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has given them the space they need to launch new and more impactful attacks. Recently, it was reported that last year broke the record for the number of sophisticated cyber assaults called zero-day attacks — and that number is climbing. Now, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) along with the National Security Agency (NSA) have warned businesses to expect an increase in cybercrime stemming from Russian hacking groups exploiting wartime disruption to perpetrate increased malicious activity.
Last year was a tough year for gamblers — and casino owners — as social distancing, mask mandates, and other health and safety precautions took their toll. In fact, revenues in the gaming industry dropped a whopping 25.2% in an incredible decline from 2019 to 2020.
Topics: MFPs, #printers, Large Format printer, Wide Format printer, In-house printer, Multifunction printer, Production printer, MFDs, MFP, MFD, Entertainment, in-house printer for events, benefits of an in-house printer, multifunction device, Events and entertainment venues