Keeping up-to-date on the trends that will mark the year is the fundamental step for your business to evolve positively.
In the continuation of the first part of the article referring to technological trends, the theme is continued, unveiling the remaining trends that will mark the present year of 2022.
Native Cloud Platforms
These technologies allow you to build new resilient, elastic and agile architectures. In addition, they enhance the traditional approach to lifting and moving to the cloud. Also, instead of accessing files and data through a local or personal computer, access from a device with internet, and the information will be available at any time and in any place. The Cloud will tend to be inverted as the center of gravity surrounding digital transformation has shifted from meeting the IT needs of an industry-agnostic organization to meeting the unique strategic and operational needs of each industry and even sub-sector. Commvault emphasizes that many companies adopt different Cloud technologies and As-a-Service services to manage data volumes, resorting, in this sense, to hyperscale providers. Hiperscalers and Saas vendors are working with global systems integrators to provide vertical modularized business services and accelerators that can be easily adopted and built for unique differentiation. In fact, a new report published by the Dell’Oro Group indicates that data center spending for hyperscale cloud service providers is expected to grow by 30%. In 2022, it will be a priority for companies to know where their data is, how it is used, that it is properly protected and how to recover it quickly, thus helping to extract value from the data.
It consists of a transparent and decentralized database, where all movements are registered and which can be consulted by anyone. This technology promises to prevent online fraud as it is a more tamper-proof and very efficient system. Once again, a tool that meets the true and main trend: Digital Security. This technology is changing the way business is done, helping entities to re-imagine how they do and manage their identity, data, brand, copyright, and other tangible and digital assets. Emerging technical advances and regulatory standards, especially in non-public networks and platforms, are helping to drive business adoption beyond financial services organizations.
Security teams have felt overwhelmed by the sheer volume of problems, sophistication and difficulty in timely detecting virtual attacks. As already mentioned, the use of 5G is increasing, along with the number of devices connected to the network. Remote working is a reality and virtual attacks are increasingly recurrent and meticulous. AI can be a force multiplier that allows organizations to respond faster and still be able to anticipate these movements and act accordingly, in advance. AI can be expanded beyond what is established, how to use it to speed up data analysis, identify anomalies and detect threats, all of which can be equally moved by AI.
Internet of Behaviors
IoB is once again a trend, derived from the Internet of Things, it combines several technologies such as facial recognition solutions, location systems, wearables, Big Data, among others. Its purpose is to collect data that people generate in their daily lives and correlate it, thus resulting in behavioral events. It is up to companies to use this information to influence behavior in human beings and, consequently, directly affect the way they interact with their employees and customers. Furthermore, through facial recognition, they help with multifactor authentication, thus ensuring greater security.
As already mentioned, the Pandemic accelerated the digitalization process and the adhesion to work modalities that were previously completely removed. Today, in order to guarantee the safety of everyone, remote working or hybrid work are recommended whenever possible. In order for there to be better work flexibility, it is crucial that the best technologies are implemented that provide a working environment identical to that of the office.
A repeated trend of 2021, it is based on an Information Technology operating model, supported by distributed infrastructures, which allows us to offer support to customers, employees and partners, and also to operate and manage businesses from anywhere. More than remote working, this strength refers to the development of scalable digital infrastructures, which include value-added experiences in five areas: Collaboration and Productivity; Secure remote access; Edge and Cloud infrastructures; Qualification of digital experience and Automation to support remote operations.
If in 2020 the trend was only the Multifocal Experience, in 2021 and 2022, the combination involves the development of solutions that promote multiple user experiences (Multifocal Experience), with traditionally more isolated areas, such as the customer, employee and of the user. The main purpose of this trend is the total experience for all those involved in the process, enabling business transformation and the achievement of differentiated and targeted results for each one. This tool is important for organizations, as interactions become more mobile, virtual and distributed.
Greater Labor Diversity
For several years, technologies have been associated with the male gender. In recent decades, the number of women in technology has gradually increased, both at university and business level. Experts predict that, by 2030, at least 30% of engineering graduates will be women, as well as revealing that having a mixed team brings many more advantages than teams limited to a single gender.
Sustainability has increasingly been seen as an urgent trend. Peter Plochan, Principal EMEA Risk Management Consultant at SAS states, “the time for conversations is over. 2022 will be the year of action for most financial and business institutions in Europe”. In addition, computers and other devices have shown the importance they have in the daily life of each individual, so companies around the world are looking for ways to make them more sustainable, from low-carbon and biodegradable materials, to energy efficiency and batteries with capacity larger.
Expansion of Digital Health Technologies
Technologies played an important role during the pandemic. However much we are moving towards the end of this pandemic cycle, there is still a way to go, and the more help given to the medical teams, the better. Thus, in 2022, the continued use of teleconsultations is expected, using collaboration and video technologies, the emergence of applications and systems that allow greater control of the spread of viruses and even software that does not require users to go to hospitals and other entities unnecessarily.
Virtual Reality (VR) refers to the replacement of images and sounds with virtual content, generated and managed by devices. The purpose of this tool is to recreate, as much as possible, real sensations, allowing interaction with virtual objects, in real time, without any connection with the physical environment. In turn, Augmented Reality (AR) is the superposition of virtual elements in real environments, being very interactive, with real-time processing. Microsoft appears in this field as the institution that disseminates examples of how it is possible to unite the two universes in different areas, such as education and health. The latter is driven by the needs arising from the pandemic scenario we have been through, which enables remote consultations with the highest possible quality, almost appearing real and physical.
Commvault also highlighted some of what it considers to be top trends for the year. In fact, according to this partner, one of the biggest challenges is the companies’ lack of abundant budgets for the technology area, highlighting the need for smarter budgets. “Companies will increasingly look for as-a-service solutions, paying only for what they need and use“, they said in a statement.
In the same sense, they believe that the executives will begin to “test” the technical team, in the sense that they will intend to periodically carry out “alarm simulations” to test the solidity, strength and speed of cybersecurity and disaster recovery. “Although they require an investment of time and money, exercises can ensure the strength of a company’s defenses against cyber attacks or uncover vulnerabilities”, they comment.
Finally and as mentioned in both parts of this article, cyber attacks are, and will continue to be, increasingly calculated and meticulously thought out and focused. Once again, the continued adoption of remote work, or hybrid work, dramatically increases the threat landscape “it is not surprising that, in 2022, cybercrime and, in particular, ransomware, will continue to be a major challenge for companies“. As such, “securing computing environments, which are ever-increasing, will be a top priority”.
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