As another eventful year comes to a close, we look forward to what the year 2023 has in store for us. While the world’s macroeconomic issues are concerning, not all is doom and gloom, particularly in the field of technology. The tech landscape is full of intriguing developments that promise to become mainstays in the near future. Let’s look at the top eight of these trends.
‘Orchestration of Digital Transformation @ Edge’ is a tagline that we are increasingly using. This tagline is being validated by the 2023 trends with “Everything moving to cloud, and digitalization penetrating deeper into Enterprises & everything @ Edge”.
Although operations do not take place in data centres, edge computing, a new approach to data processing, allows computation and storage to take place within localised devices.
Edge computing, a new approach to data processing, allows computation and storage to occur within localised devices at or near the network’s edge, despite the fact that operations do not take place within data centres. Edge computing will become popular in 2023 as businesses continue their digital transformations, moving their data centres to the cloud and working to secure their networks.
Some experts predict a significant increase in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), with at least 40% of businesses planning to use it to secure their networks next year. Many experts will tell you that when cybercriminals do their business next year, the threat could have been reduced if victims had understood the power of the Edge.
Blockchain technology is powering the adoption of Web 3.0, a trend that has begun to emerge (aka Web3). Applications requiring transparent and decentralised compute and data storage in industries that benefit the most will proliferate.
In the field of EdTech 2023, following the pandemic, most universities are looking to jump on board with online course delivery. While many people are taking short-term online courses, long-term course delivery is also becoming hybrid. EdTech would help and enable universities to manage hybrid courses and short-term online courses. Within a single platform, universities would be able to launch courses, register students, collect fees, deliver course content, conduct assessments, and provide certification. This will become a major trend in the EdTech area.
The concept of zero trust (ZT) has been around for a while, but with work from anywhere and recent advanced and persistent cyberattacks following the pandemic have highlighted the importance of implementing zero trust architectures (ZTA). Many countries are collaborating with regulatory bodies to accelerate ZT adoption, making it mandatory for BFSI/public sectors across the regions.
Workplaces will have a plethora of data to monitor and manage with the introduction of 5G and integration with IoT. Every individual will be empowered by their skill set and knowledge, as well as a new set of constantly evolving requirements that will make it impossible to persist solely on the basis of previous experiences. Businesses will need a real-time data collection
For example, investments in sensors and IoT devices for data collection, as well as tools for preparing, analysing, and visualising massive amounts of data, have successfully created this next-generation workforce to support a new way of working in the post-pandemic era. Healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, agriculture, and automotive, among other industries, will need to prioritise.
Businesses around the world continue to use on-premises data centres, but they are increasingly shifting to the cloud, whether it is private cloud, zero-trust sovereign cloud, or public cloud (usually deployed as a multi-cloud solution).
This trend poses some difficulties for businesses. The most significant of these is the explosive rise in cybersecurity risk. Because cloud computing enables IoT and Work from Home, network security is no longer the same. Only a small number of businesses will be able to effectively monitor their own networks. As a result, contracts for secure access edge services will be awarded to the industry. This prediction is already being realised by several corporations and governments that require zero-trust architectures, and we are watching.
Companies are having difficulty orchestrating the digital transformation. As a result, the industry is seeing an increase in demand for support services such as Digital Infrastructure Management Services. Another area experiencing rapid growth is the establishment of a Global Command Centre (GCC) with NOC – SOC Provisions.
Security has become a major concern as corporate data moves through disparate legacy systems. More GCC and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) offerings will be available in 2023, giving the company more control over what data is sent to which authorised users and devices.
Several new technologies will make it easier for some businesses to harness and better utilise their data. IoT makes it easier than ever to gather data, and 5G will make it faster than ever. However, it is the new cognitive services that will be exciting in 2023.
We will see more AI and ML adoptions as a result of these new technologies. This is exciting because it will benefit not only large enterprises, but also smaller businesses by providing them with better decision-making tools that will allow them to compete effectively with larger firms.
While no prediction is perfect, I believe these are the top eight tech trends that businesses should be aware of. The ecosystem is rapidly evolving, and a few wildcards will occasionally upset the applecart.