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Jul 25 2021
Running Head: Effects of Covid-19 on Zoom
Effects of Covid-19 on Zoom
MGT502 Business Communication
Topic: Effects of Covid-19 on Zoom
Part A: Annotated Bibliography
1. Website: A Meteoric Rise & Fall: The Impact of COVID-19 on Zoom
Evaluation: The article is published in DevPro Journal, presents a realistic scenario of the role of zoom during this pandemic. The author is the CEO and founder of Runsafe Security, a frontline company involved in patented cyber hardening transformation process to protect the embedded systems from cyber threats. The article not only analyzes the topic but also recommends possible cyber solutions like making the meetings private and imposing password authorization to enter the meeting.
Summary: Due to covid-19 pandemic the zoom has become a mainstream tool for the organizations of all size, governments, families, and students. During the global crisis, this high tech favoured tool allowed everyone to work remotely. However, the video conferencing software also revealed some security issues. Several times the classes and conferences got disrupted and hijacked with threatening images and hate messages (Saunders, 2020). Many such reports got filed with FBI, about Zoom Bombing, which has made all the high tech companies like zoom to improve their capacity, security and support requirements.
Reference – Saunders,J.(2020). A Meteoric Rise & Fall: The impact of Covid-19 on Zoom. Retrieved from https:
2. Website : Zoom reveals the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its earnings.
Evaluation: The article illustrates technical up gradation made by zoom for its increasing customer database. The study presents most recent empirical data about the revenues and free cash flow in Zoom company. The articles exhibits transparency in content as it has included ve
al statements of Eric Yuan, who is the founder of Zoom.
Summary: The article states that Zoom has depicted unprecedented growth in its revenue since the pandemic started. The free cash flow has hiked to $257 million compared to same time last year when it was $15 million (Gorey, 2020). Revenue has jumped by 169 pc this year and the number of paying customers has increased. The article states that the pandemic has increased the demand for distributed and face to face collaborations and interactions using zoom. As a security update, Zoom has upgraded its encryption to AES 256 bit GCM. This change is considered as significant improvement in its technical features.
Reference – Gorey,C.(2020). Zoom reveals the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on its earnings. Retrieved from https:
3. Journal: The impact of COVID-19 on the undergraduate medical cu
Evaluation: The journal is peer reviewed, has a disclosure statement and includes proper reference list. It is available at the journal of Medical Education online. The article emphasizes that online tools like open book examination (OBE) approach is being used to take examinations. It is to be considered that how Zoom would be used to deliver teaching on practical and clinical skills remotely that have been done till now using clinical placements.
Summary - The journal elaborates on how the pandemic has changed the nature of education being delivered across medical colleges globally. The zoom has been adopted as a novel method of education delivery as online webinar. As most of the international students have returned to their native places during the pandemic, the online teaching platforms have become helpful due to global accessibility (Sandhu & Wolf, 2020).
Reference – Sandhu, P. & Wolf, M. (2020) The impact of COVID-19 on the undergraduate medical cu
iculum, Medical Education Online, 25(1).1-10, DOI: 10.1080/10872981.2020.1764740
4. Website: 'Zoom fatigue' is real, and it's causing a new kind of anxiety amid coronavirus isolation
Evaluation: The article is a news blog explaining the realistic personal experiences of zoom users. It states the negative aspects of using zoom in this pandemic. The article validates it content through ve
al statements of researchers from different universities of UK.
Summary: Prolonged use of Zoom sessions is causing anxiety among its users amid the corona virus isolation. Many researchers get exhausted through daily video calls comprising of multiple meetings, courses and workshops. Zoom fatigue, is being experienced by the scholars attending lengthy and frequent interactions with students and colleagues using Zoom and other video conferencing tools (Pickrell, 2020). During the zoom sessions we don’t have options of non ve
al cues so we simply keep on...