From hyperautomation to data factory, the tech industry is ready to innovate at high speed.
Gartner expects these 12 technology trends to act as force multipliers for digital business and innovation over the next three to five years. Here’s your quick guide to what tech is and why it’s valuable
Every year, Gartner identifies technology trends that are critical to business. This year’s list includes 12 strategic trends that will enable CEOs to drive growth, digitization and efficiency, and position CIOs and IT leaders as strategic partners in the organization.
“CEOs know they need to accelerate digital business adoption and are looking for more direct digital pathways to connect with their customers,” says David Groombridge, Vice President Analyst, Gartner. “But with an eye on future economic risks, they also want to be efficient and protect margins and cash flow.”
What are the top 12 strategic technology trends, 2022 – and why are they valuable?
Trend 1: Data fabric
The data framework provides flexible and resilient integration of data sources across platforms and business users, making data available wherever it is needed, regardless of location.
The data structure can use analytics to actively learn and recommend where data should be used and modified. This can reduce data management efforts by up to 70%.
Trend 2: Cybersecurity mesh
The cybersecurity mesh is a flexible and composable architecture that integrates widely distributed and disparate security services.
The cybersecurity mesh allows the best stand-alone security solutions to work together to improve overall security while bringing control points closer to the assets they are meant to protect. It can quickly and reliably verify identity, context, and policy compliance in cloud and non-cloud environments.
Trend 3: Privacy-Enhancing Computing
Privacy-enhancing computing secures the processing of personal data in untrusted environments, which is increasingly critical due to evolving privacy and data protection laws as well as growing consumer concerns.
Privacy enhancement computing uses a variety of privacy protection techniques to help extract value from data while meeting compliance requirements.
Trend 4: cloud-native platforms
Cloud-native platforms are technologies that allow you to build resilient, elastic, and agile new application architectures, enabling you to respond to rapid digital change.
Cloud-native platforms improve on the traditional cloud approach, which misses out on cloud benefits and adds complexity to maintenance.
Trend 5: Composable apps
Composable applications are built from business-centric modular components.
Composable applications make it easier to use and reuse code, accelerating time to market for new software solutions and unlocking business value.
Trend 6: Decision Intelligence
Decision intelligence is a practical approach to improving organizational decision making. It models each decision as a set of processes, using intelligence and analysis to inform, learn and refine decisions.
Decision intelligence can support and improve human decision-making and, potentially, automate it through the use of augmented analytics, simulations and AI.
Trend 7: Hyperautomation
Hyperautomation is a disciplined, business-driven approach to quickly identify, verify, and automate as many business and IT processes as possible.
Hyperautomation 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 continued business value.
Trend 9: Distributed Enterprises
Distributed enterprises reflect a business model focused on digital and distance to improve employee experiences, digitize consumer and partner touchpoints, and create product experiences.
Distributed enterprises better meet the needs of remote employees and consumers, which fuel demand for virtual services and hybrid workplaces.
Trend 10: Total Experience
Total Experience is a business strategy that integrates employee experience, customer experience, user experience, and multi-experience across multiple touchpoints to accelerate growth.
The Total Experience can increase customer and employee trust, satisfaction, loyalty, and advocacy through holistic management of stakeholder experiences.
Trend 11: Autonomous Systems
Autonomous systems are self-managed physical or software systems that learn from their environments and dynamically modify their own algorithms in real time to optimize their behavior in complex ecosystems.
Autonomous systems create an agile set of technological capabilities that can support new demands and situations, optimize performance, and defend against attacks without human intervention.
Trend 12: Generative AI
Generative AI learns artifacts from data and generates innovative new creations that are similar to the original but not repeat it.
Generative AI has the potential to create new forms of creative content, like video, and accelerate R&D cycles in fields ranging from medicine to product creation.
How tech trends are driving digital commerce
Key strategic technology trends will accelerate digital capabilities and drive growth by solving common business challenges for CIOs and technology executives. They offer a roadmap for differentiating your organization from its peers, achieving business goals, and positioning CIOs and IT leaders as strategic partners in the organization.
Each provides one of three main results:
Engineering Trust: Technologies in this segment create a more resilient and efficient IT foundation by ensuring that data is more securely integrated and processed across cloud and non-cloud environments to provide cost-effective scaling of the IT foundation.
Sculpt change: By releasing the creative solutions of new technologies in this area, you can evolve and accelerate the digitization of your organization. These technology trends allow you to respond to the increasing pace of change by building applications faster to automate business activities, power artificial intelligence (AI), and enable faster, smarter decisions.
Acceleration of growth: By capitalizing on strategic technology trends in this segment, you unleash IT force multipliers that will win business and market share. Together, these trends allow you to maximize value creation and improve digital capabilities.
Global RPA Software Revenue to Hit $2.9 Billion in 2022 – Gartner has forecast the global robotic process automation (RPA) software market to reach $2.9 billion in revenue this year, up 19 .5% compared to 2021.
Global Government IT Spending Will Increase 5% in 2022 – Gartner reports that IT investment by government agencies will increase 5% to a total of $565.7 billion in 2022.