The Covid-19 pandemic has forced several industries, from health care to real estate, to rely heavily on digital technologies to not only communicate with employees, customers and clients, but to perform order intake, make sales presentations and complete transactions.

Adopting digital technologies, using internet-connected devices and applying automation have become essential to those organizations and those changes are now likely permanent functions of their operations, said members of the innovation and tech sector during the Milwaukee Business Journal’s recent virtual Technology Roundable.

Some of the tech-based companies in the Milwaukee area have seen increased demand from businesses in need of software and IT services.

After experiencing a decrease of about a million dollars in business in April, which represented between 10% and 15% of her company’s revenue, Tina Chang, CEO of SysLogic, said business has since rebounded, partly due to some clients using government assistance to support their fiscal responsibilities.

“We’ve seen now a rise in technology, especially with all things data, data management, access to that data and doing something smart with organizational data, as well as, of course, no surprise to everybody, cybersecurity,” she said. Read the full story here.