ABI. The demand for cloud-based services has never been greater. While nearly half of the world’s population is in partial or full lockdown, people are continuing their daily activities online. This has increased Internet traffic, with many communication service providers reporting a 30% to 40% spike in average traffic, but it has also led to a shift from many offline activities and transactions to online platforms. Mobile food delivery platforms have seen significant surge in orders. Consumer brands and retailers that lack e-commerce strategies are now facing significant business losses as malls and shopping centers have closed their doors during the outbreak. Retail banking now needs to rely fully on mobile applications and online video communication software has become virtual classrooms for schools and universities.