Come 2022, and we know that COVID-19 will continue impacting how we work. This also means that we would continue witnessing growth in digitalization and technological advancement, as we saw in the last two years, maybe even more. From automation to data science, augmented reality to metaverse, companies are talking about intelligent technologies and accelerating their efforts to adopt them. Let’s discuss in this article some of the technology trends in 2022 to keep an eye on.
AI and IoT:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies have been predominant even before the pandemic. However, the pace of their adaptation has drastically changed with the COVID-19. Industries across businesses, including manufacturing, transportation, utilities, retail, and even HR, have discovered the benefits of AI and IoT maturity. The concurrence of these two technologies is expected to drive the future of automation. According to Gartner’s report, AI and ML are rapidly deployed to make IoT devices and services smarter and more secure. By 2022, over 80% of IoT initiatives in companies will use AI and ML.
5G is likely to witness a significant adoption next year and its one of the hottest Technology trends in 2022 It is not only the speed that gives it an edge over the 4G. It is also its low latency and reliability. 5G will revolutionize the traditional approach to data analytics. It is going to play a crucial role in a connected work environment. While it is still debatable how this 5G technology eventually rolls out, amid various concerns, many companies across continents have already begun the deployment of the 5G network. One thing is for sure, 5G will reshape the technology and mobility space in the years to come.
As the data becomes the foundation for every business today, a relatively new concept, ‘data fabric,’ is likely to gain popularity in the coming year. Data Fabric, in simple terms, is an architecture design and set of data services that provide seamless access of data across clouds, data warehouses, IoTs, local machines, et al. l. Gartner has predicted Data Fabric as a key data and analytics trend in 2022. Many businesses will adopt data fabric infrastructure to enable smooth access to data in a distributed environment.
Low-code and no-code software:
The low-code and no-code frameworks are the visual software development that allows developers to drag and drop application components, connect them and create an app. In a world where every business has an app, the low-code and no-code software will attract more users for the fast and easy development of an app. Even though it would not reduce the dependability of code-based software, it would undoubtedly reduce the time and effort for simple app development.
This is a significant trend that has been in for some years and is likely to get more prominent in the coming years. Most companies are now moving to cloud platforms, including on-premise or public, hybrid or multi-cloud. With the growing data and the need to react in real-time, cloud usage is growing in all its formats.
Many other trends such as augmented reality, blockchain, metaverse, data analytics, and sustainable technologies will continue shaping businesses in 2022.