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Welcome to KPMG report “Sustainable IT. Restart 2021” based on a survey of IT directors in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. It is often said today that pandemics and related lockdown measures have accelerated the shifts towards digital transformation o fall businesses. However, knowing which technologies should be accorded the highest priority still largely varies between industries and individual companies.

“While working on transformation projects in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, we can see how the attitude to new technologies is changing, and more and more technologies and technological learning are moving from the “can try” category to “must have” category, i.e. those without which it is impossible to ensure further development and even the very existence of a company amids the in creased competition and rising customer expectations. However, the market lacked the objective data on popularity of some or other technologies and readiness of businesses in various sectors of the economy to invest in them,” comments Konstantin Aushev, Director, IT Consulting, KPMG in Central Asia.

KPMG conducted a survey to confirm or disprove relevance of these indicators to the market in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. The full survey is on the KPMG website

1. Today, the environmental challenges and risks associated with them have become the overriding priority for many countries worldwide. Some countries have successfully developed and continue developing those technologies, which allow addressing these issues and boosting the economy simultaneously. One of these solutions is the Waste to Energy technology. What is the Waste to Energy mechanism? How is this mechanism applied in Kazakhstan? The answers to these and other questions were prepared by the experts of KPMG in Central Asia -Rashid Gaissin, Partner, Head of Legal Practice, and Bakdaulet Imanbayev, Senior Legal Consultant.

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2. The rapid spread of coronavirus infection has resulted in global changes in behavioral responses of people all over the world and unprecedented changes in the global economy and employment. Current realities have generated the new type of legal relationships between employers and employees. Because of COVID-19 pandemic, an interest in remote work is growing with each day.

Read the article contributed to kursiv.kz by the experts of Tax and Legal of KPMG in Central Asia, Khalel Tuganbayev, Manager,and Aliya Faizullayeva, Senior Legal Consultant, to learn what are the peculiarities of remote work, how to control an employee who works from home, and other specifics of transition to remote working.

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3.Today’s business is moving more and more away from the traditional patterns to work from home. Technologies have changed both our lives and labour market: new jobs have emerged, while others have become obsolete. However, it is crucial to develop and get trained on a permanent basis to work in any field. To work as an IT consultant, one should learn new technologies and gain profound industry-specific knowledge. KPMG’s extensive global experience enables to use the latest IT practices adapted to local contexts of companies’ business development. The interview of our expert about specifics of IT consultant job.

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