Technology is constantly evolving and changing the way we live and work. As we look to the future, it's important to consider the technology trends and innovations that will shape the coming year.
In this blog post, we'll explore some of the key technology lessons of 2022 and what that means for 2023.
Technology will continue to change.
Technology will continue to change. This is a given in the fast-paced world of tech. In 2022, we saw a host of innovations and continued supply chain issues that affected various industries. It's safe to say that technology will continue to shape and disrupt various sectors in the coming years.
According to Gartner data, IT spending is expected to increase in 2023, albeit tempered by inflation. Tech spending is forecast to grow more than 5% this year. This trend is expected to continue as businesses and organizations recognize the importance of strategic digital investment in today's economic climate.
In times of economic uncertainty, the desire and urgency to realize a positive return on digital investments only heightens. Executives are demanding better returns from tech spending, and it's up to organizations to deliver value through their technology investments.
The amount of data we produce will grow exponentially.
You are probably well aware of the importance of IT support and the various pain points that come with it—accessibility, security, cost, and flexibility. In today's digital age, these issues are only compounded by the exponential growth of data.
According to recent estimates, we are currently creating 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day. And this pace is only accelerating with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). As more and more devices become connected, the amount of data being generated will only continue to increase.
This deluge of data can be overwhelming, but it also presents opportunities for businesses to gain valuable insights and make data-driven decisions. However, managing and analyzing this data effectively requires the right tools and expertise.
In order to stay competitive and make the most of the data available to them, small to midsize businesses need to consider innovative solutions that can help them access, secure, and analyze their data effectively. This may involve partnering with IT support providers who can offer the necessary expertise and technologies to help businesses navigate the complex landscape of big data.
The pace at which we can process that data will continue to increase.
As the amount of data being produced continues to grow exponentially, it's important for businesses to have the tools and expertise to process this data effectively. Fortunately, the pace at which we can process data is also increasing.
One key factor driving this trend is the growth in Internet dependence. As businesses rely more on the cloud for high-quality, interactive user interfaces, the technology behind the cloud becomes increasingly important. The cloud is superior to traditional data center applications in this regard, and it's also easier to employ.
However, the increased interactivity of the cloud can also add to latency, highlighting the need for improvement in Internet latency. To address this issue, many businesses are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning to help deliver efficiencies and improve processing speeds.
Cybersecurity will continue to be important
As we move into 2023, cybersecurity will continue to be an important concern for governments, industries, and all sectors of society. The security of IT systems has become a high priority, as businesses recognize the impact that security breaches can have on their operations and bottom line.
In a recent Gartner survey, 88% of board directors reported viewing cybersecurity as a business risk rather than a technology risk. This shows that security is now seen as an integral part of the enterprise value chain.
Within the IT industry, cybersecurity remains a top concern. CIOs surveyed by Gartner ranked cyber and information security as their top area of increased investment for 2023, and spending on information security is expected to see a double-digit increase next year.
The attack surface is also expanding, as risks associated with the use of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), open-source code, cloud applications, complex digital supply chains, and social media all complicate the ability to successfully protect the enterprise. In fact, a survey of 3,600 companies found that 45% of breaches were cloud-based.
The office of the future is the office of today.
The office of the future is already here. A convergence of technologies is transforming the way we work, creating a new office space that combines traditional physical spaces with digital data and communication.
This shift is driven in part by the increasing popularity of fully remote positions. Many employees are opting for the flexibility and autonomy of remote work, even if it means taking a pay cut. As a result, businesses and organizations must adapt to this changing workplace dynamic by considering the tech requirements of a fully or partially remote workforce.
This new office space requires a careful balancing act between traditional and digital elements. It's important to consider how to best utilize physical spaces, such as conference rooms and shared workspaces, while also leveraging digital tools and platforms to facilitate communication and collaboration.
How Anteris Can Help
Technology is changing rapidly and in all directions, so you need to have an understanding available to you that helps you make decisions and plan for the future.
As we move into 2023, it's important to stay up-to-date with the latest tech trends and make strategic investments in order to stay competitive and realize a positive return on your investments. Working with a strategic IT provider will propel your business into the future by identifying the technology solutions that best fit your business.
Let us make your technology freeing, not frustrating.