Predicting the future is challenging and risky. Because of enormous changes in technology and endless hurdles to innovation, anticipating the future in the computing business is even more complex and risky.
Technology is rapidly evolving today, allowing for quicker change and advancement and thereby revving the rate of change. However, it is not just technology trends and developing technologies that are transforming; much more has altered this year as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19, which has made IT professionals recognize that their job in the contactless world of tomorrow will not be the same.
When it comes to the creation of new technology trends, industry analysts anticipate that 2022 will be just as fascinating as 2021. Here are a few tech developments that every CIO should be aware of.
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Internet of Things (IoT) and connected services
Businesses will experience an increase in IoT cybersecurity problems as governments demand that IoT providers produce service level agreements (SLAs) for security patch updates. In addition, organizations will begin to recognize IoT devices as non-human entities with all of the human-based qualities, allowing any IoT device to register, verify, form connections, and have access granted and revoked just like any other “human” user.
In 2022, more IoT will be used in the health industry, allowing for better customer experience and user monitoring. As 5G becomes more widely available, they will witness an increase in the number of linked services and IoT devices running on this network.
Cybersecurity & meshing
In 2022, cybersecurity will be more crucial than ever. As technology advances, new loopholes and security concerns emerge. Defensive cybersecurity services will become increasingly prevalent in the enterprise, affecting more elements of their digital lives. Cybersecurity Mesh, which incorporates a distributed security service, is one of these emerging cybersecurity services. This new architecture improves overall security operations by bringing best-of-breed, stand-alone security services to businesses. This architecture improves the consistency of identity verification, context, and policy adherence across cloud and on-premise settings.
5G technology is nearly here
“When people think about 5G, they often think about the services 5G offers at the consumer level and don’t think about the massive amount of infrastructure needed to have a strong framework,”
says Raza Khan, Senior Market Manager at Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. He further adds “as we approach 2022, the global smart cities industry will continue to grow and increase the number of connected devices and infrastructure needed to power these evolving cityscapes”. Raza believes that this need for robust and reliable connectivity will contribute to the rapidly increasing demand for the 5G rollout and smart city transformation. Especially as 4G networks become more limited, high-bandwidth and low-latency requirements are increasing. “Optical technology will play a critical role in enabling next-generation 5G optical links,” adds Raza Khan.
The year 2022 will mark the beginning of 5G’s mainstream adoption in the rest of the world following suit. 5G will give extremely dependable bandwidth connectivity, assisting businesses in their transition to the digital age. Employees will be able to connect from anywhere and use remote tools for their customers thanks to 5G. With 5G, technology providers will be able to offer additional IoT services, including high-performance and connected medical services, video streaming and monitoring, and even connected transportation.
Cloud-native and hybrid cloud
Finally, many firms anticipate moving major pieces of their workloads to the cloud from on-premises next year. In order to connect their public cloud and private clouds/on-premises services, these enterprises will need to employ the hybrid cloud as a hub. Businesses will increasingly employ cloud providers’ native capabilities to make this process as efficient as possible. This will save money and time by optimizing and automating business operations, allowing businesses to provide the high-quality service that the digital world demands.