The research firm highlights wireless, AI, and sustainability among the primary strategic considerations for top technology trends in 2023.
IT leaders should not just cut costs but look for other forms of operational excellence and technologies that can help them optimize resiliency and scale solutions.
This involves the adoption of products specific to a sector and the creation of new forms of engagement: this is the usual philosophy of the research firm, which, as every year, presents its ten main strategic technological trends for the year 2023 unveiled during its IT/EXPO 2022 symposium.
Among these trends, the American firm cites the multiple forms of wireless, artificial intelligence and sustainability, according to Frances KARAMOUZIS, vice-president and analyst and external events, making the decisions and strategic choices of digital decision-makers even more difficult. In this context, These top 10 strategic technology trends for 2023 are as follows.
1 – 5G And 6 And 7 To Open Up The Network
Each wireless technology will remain the same in 2023. Still, businesses will use various wireless solutions to support diverse environments, from office WI-FI to mobile endpoint services to low-power protocols ( IoT) or even radio connectivity, so much so that the firm predicts that by 2025, 60% of businesses will use five or more wireless technologies simultaneously.
As wireless networks move beyond simple connectivity, they will also provide insights through built-in analytics, she added.
2 – The Rise Of Super Apps
Accordingly, businesses will increasingly adopt a platform that combines the functionality of multiple applications and services into a single ecosystem, the super app.
Super app technology has been in the news recently, as Elon Musk has said he wants to make Twitter the first genuinely successful neat app in North America. Awesome apps have been making waves in Asia with platforms such as WeChat, Ali Pay and GOJEK.
3 – Industry-specific Cloud Computing Platforms
Like super apps, large industry cloud platforms offer a combination of software as a service (SaaS), platforms as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
Companies can use these packaged capabilities as building blocks to differentiate digital business initiatives, provide agility innovation, and reduce time to market. It predicts that by 2027, more than 50% of companies will use industrial cloud platforms to accelerate their business initiatives.
4 – Adaptive AI Systems
It has previously flagged AI as a strategic technology, but this year, it’s seeing a new trend: adaptive AI systems that continually relearn their intelligence models.
These modules can be learned within application execution and development environments based on new data and thus quickly adapt to unforeseen real-world circumstances.
5 – Managing AI Trust, Risk And Security
Also related to AI, It indicates that many organizations need to prepare to manage AI risks. Organizations should implement additional capabilities to ensure their AI models’ reliability, security, and data protection by adopting AI trust, risk, and security management (TRISM).
A US, UK, and Germany survey found that 41% of organizations had experienced an AI-related privacy breach or security incident.
6 – Observability To Strengthen Supervision
Observable data includes digitized artifacts, such as logs, traces, API calls, latency, downloads, and file transfers, generated when a stakeholder takes action.7 – Platform engineering.
The discipline of building and operating internal self-service developer platforms for software delivery and lifecycle management is the essence of platform engineering, KARAMOUZIS said.
They predict that 80% of software engineering organizations will have platform teams by 2026, and 75% will include developer self-service portals, which could consist of various reusable components, tool libraries and other modules.
7- Super Apps
The feature that combines an app, a platform and an ecosystem in one application is called super apps.
8 – Digital Immune System
According to them, digital immunity combines data-driven operations insight, automated and extreme testing, automatic incident resolution, software engineering within IT operations, and security across the application supply chain to increase the resilience and stability of systems. The firm predicts that by 2025, organizations that invest in building digital immunity will reduce system downtime by up to 80%, which translates directly into increased revenue.
9 – Sustainability Is Now Essential
Sustainability transcends all strategic technology trends for 2023. In a recent survey, CEOs reported that environmental and social changes are now among investors’ top three priorities, after profits and revenue. This means that leaders must invest more in innovative solutions to meet environmental, social and governance demands to achieve sustainability goals.
They noted that sustainability spending has increased by an average of 5.8% since 2017. Organizations need a sustainable technology framework that increases IT services’ energy and hardware efficiency, enabling business sustainability. Business through traceability, analytics, renewable energy and AI. This framework should also call for the deployment of IT solutions that help clients achieve their own sustainability goals, KARAMOUZIS said.
DNA storage allows binary digital data to be stored in the DNA double helix, taking the binary coding and transforming it into one that fits the human DNA strand.
10 – Metaverse
During his keynote, it is said that the metaverse may never become mainstream but is promising.
It will include a clean virtual economy enabled by digital currencies a-nd other non-fungible tokens (NFTs). By 2027, They predict that more than 40% of large organizations worldwide will use a combination of Web3-based projects, augmented reality cloud, and digital twins to increase revenue.