State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Tuesday said that the use of the internet increased 50 percent during the coronavirus pandemic.
Besides, online marketing has increased to 50 percent while the number of opening of mobile accounts went up to 50 lakhs, said Palak.
He came up with the information while inaugurating “Advanced Certification for Management Professionals (ACMP) 4.0 Summer 2020” training course through zoom online jointly organised by LICT project and Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of University of Dhaka.
Mentioning that this is one of the best examples of how to keep the economy running by using information technology during disasters and pandemics, the state minister said that advanced technologies like robot, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and data analytics will be the driving force of life and economy in the future.
“That's why everyone needs to have some idea about these technologies,” he said.
Advanced technology is being used extensively during Covid-19 as the increasing usages of technology are playing a pivotal role in expediting global changes including economic activities. If we fail to adapt, the country will lag behind, said Palak.
He said that ICT division’s LICT project and IBA are conducting the ACMP 4.0 training course like a virtual university.
Palak called upon the IT professionals to take forward the economic activities by taking the training suitable for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the changed situation.