Each year, Gartner researches and publishes a list of technology trends. This time, the list consists of 12 technology trends expected to act as force multipliers of digital business and innovation over the next three to five years. They will enable CEOs to deliver growth, digitalization, and efficiency – and position CIOs and IT executives as strategic partners in the organization.
Gartner’s strategic technology trends for 2022 and beyond are:
Trend 1: Data Fabric
Over the past decade, the number of disparate data stores and applications has grown. At the same time, there are no more skilled workers in data teams. Data factories are the solution. They enable flexible and reliable data source integration between platforms and business users, making data available wherever needed, no matter where it is.
Trend 2: Cybersecurity Mesh
Cybersecurity mesh is a flexible, composable architecture that integrates distributed and disparate security services.
It enables best-of-breed, stand-alone security solutions for improving overall security while moving control points closer to the assets they’re designed to protect. It can quickly and reliably verify identity, context, and policy adherence across cloud and non-cloud environments.
Trend 3: Privacy-Enhancing Computation
Privacy-Enhancing Computation ensures the security of personal data processing in unreliable environments. This trend has emerged due to changes in privacy and data protection laws and growing consumer concerns.
Trend 4: Cloud-Native Platforms
Cloud-native platforms leverage cloud technology’s essence to offer IT-related capabilities as a service for technologists. And by mid-decade, they are bound to provide the foundation for most new digital initiatives.
Trend 5: Composable Applications
Composable applications are built from business-centric modular components. They simplify the use and reuse of code, accelerating the time to market for new software solutions. It is relevant during crises and rapid technological development.
Trend 6: Decision Intelligence
Decision intelligence is a practical approach to decision-making. Each decision is seen as a set of processes in which data is used to get informed, learn from and refine decisions. With this approach, decision-making can even be automated by artificial intelligence.
Trend 7: Hyperautomation
Hyperautomation suggests a faster path to identifying, vetting, and automating processes across the enterprise. It enables scalability, remote operation, and business model disruption.
Trend 8: AI Engineering
AI engineering automates updates to data, models, and applications to streamline AI delivery. Combined with strong AI governance, AI engineering will operationalize the delivery of AI to ensure its ongoing business value.
Trend 9: Distributed Enterprises
With the development of remote and hybrid schemes, offices give way to distributed enterprises, whose employees are geographically dispersed. The business model of such enterprises focuses on digital technologies and remote work to improve interaction with employees, partners, and consumers.
Trend 10: Total Experience
Total experience is a business strategy that integrates employee experience, customer, and user experience. Taken together, it drives greater confidence, advocacy, and loyalty of customers and employees.
Trend 11: Autonomic Systems
Autonomic systems are self-managed physical or software systems that learn from their environments and dynamically modify their own algorithms in real-time. They can optimize performance and defend against attacks without human intervention. They will become commonplace in robots, drones, manufacturing machines, and smart spaces in the long run.
Trend 12: Generative AI
Generative AI comprises algorithms that enable using existing content like audio files, images, or text to create new content. It also accelerates R&D cycles in fields ranging from medicine to product creation.
Each of the trends may affect business development in different ways. Based on your company’s goals, you can explore which technologies are strategic and valuable to your business. Our R&D team of engineers is always up-to-date with trends and would be excited to be at your service.
Original article: Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2022