Vol.36, No.2, 2021, pp.323-338, doi:10.32604/csse.2021.014929
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Atrocious Impinging of COVID-19 Pandemic on Software Development Industries
  • Wajdi Alhakami1, Ahmed Binmahfoudh2, Abdullah Baz3, Hosam Alhakami4, Md Tarique Jamal Ansari5, Raees Ahmad Khan5,*
1 Department of Information Technology, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, Taif, 21944, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Computer Engineering, College of Computers and Information Technology, Taif University, Taif, 21944, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Computer Engineering, College of Computer and Information Systems, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, 21955, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Computer Science, College of Computer and Information Systems, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, 21955, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Information Technology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, 226025, India
* Corresponding Author: Raees Ahmad Khan. Email:
Received 28 October 2020; Accepted 17 November 2020; Issue published 05 January 2021
Abstract
COVID-19 is the contagious disease transmitted by Coronavirus. The majority of people diagnosed with COVID-19 may suffer from moderate-to- severe respiratory illnesses and stabilize without preferential treatment. Those who are most likely to experience significant infections include the elderly as well as people with a history of significant medical issues including heart disease, diabetes, or chronic breathing problems. The novel Coronavirus has affected not only the physical and mental health of the people but also had adverse impact on their emotional well-being. For months on end now, due to constant monitoring and containment measures to combat COVID-19, people have been forced to live in isolation and maintain the norms of social distancing with no community interactions. Social ties, experiences, and partnerships are not only integral part of work life but also form the basis of human evolvement. However, COVID-19 brought all such communication to a grinding halt. Digital interactions have failed to support the fervor that one enjoys in face-to-face meets. The COVID-19 disease outbreak has triggered dramatic changes in many sectors, and the main among them is the software industry. This paper aims at assessing COVID-19’s impact on Software Industries. The impact of the COVID-19 disease outbreak has been measured on the basis of some predefined criteria for the demand of different software applications in the software industry. For the stated analysis, we used an approach that involves the application of the integrated Fuzzy ANP and TOPSIS strategies for the assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the software industry. Findings of this research study indicate that Government administration based software applications were severely affected, and these applications have been the major apprehensions in the wake of the pandemic’s outbreak. Undoubtedly, COVID-19 has had a considerable impact on software industry, yet the damage is not irretrievable and the world’s societies can emerge out of this setback through concerted efforts in all facets of life.
Keywords
Coronavirus; software industry; safety; COVID-19 monitoring; fuzzy ANP-TOPSIS
Cite This Article
W. Alhakami, A. Binmahfoudh, A. Baz, H. Alhakami, M. Tarique et al., "Atrocious impinging of covid-19 pandemic on software development industries," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 36, no.2, pp. 323–338, 2021.
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