We’ve already bid farewell to a year marked by technical breakthroughs that pushed businesses toward a more automated and efficient model. Businesses are becoming more connected as a result of recent technological advancements. However, this is only the beginning. The technology trends of 2022 are full of “old acquaintances” that are evolving, as well as cutting-edge developments that will have an even greater impact on our daily lives, interactions, and work. An unanticipated trend to remote and hybrid working has also propelled some of the tech industry’s growth.
Despite the wide range of technology advancements forecasted for 2022, they all have one thing in common: tools and innovations aimed at accelerating digitalization and enhancing efficiency and growth for all types of businesses which is why global enterprises like GammaStack are adhering with these technological breakthroughs. Digital surroundings are becoming increasingly important for productivity and customer loyalty. We examine the technology developments that will define 2022 and that you should be aware of.
Automation and hyper-automation
We can cut the amount of time we spend performing particular activities while simultaneously improving their correctness by automating them. In the year 2022, we will continue to implement tools and advancements that will assist us in completing a variety of tasks more quickly. We’ll also improve our efficiency in completing them, continuing to free ourselves from jobs that can be completely automated so that we may focus entirely on those for which we can add value. Furthermore, hyper-automation will aid in enhancing decision-making without losing quality, increasing speed by a factor of three and cutting operating costs by up to 30%.
The metaverse is a virtual, three-dimensional realm where individuals can socialise, work, shop, collaborate, and play games as avatars. Companies are investing in cutting-edge technology like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality to bring the metaverse to life (AR). VR headsets, for example, allow users to explore and immerse themselves in digital worlds while also sharing their experiences. According to MetaMetric Solutions, Metaverse real estate transactions totaled $501 million last year and have already surpassed $85 million this year. People may own these virtual items and even make in-game purchases thanks to blockchain technology.
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Computer vision is still evolving and making significant progress. More and more examples of how technology is supporting businesses in improving their service are emerging. This unlocking of information from image and video translation has a huge impact on customers, but it’s just the start. It has a variety of applications in telemedicine and security, including the detection of medical issues.
Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a form of blockchain.
After years of scepticism, blockchain technology is proving to be a viable solution to a wide range of technological problems. Cryptocurrencies, digital payment systems, encryption, and blockchain games all use blockchain, which is a shared distributed ledger. To develop digital labour, sell it online, and earn cryptocurrencies, content creators are increasingly employing non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which are non-interchangeable blockchain data units. Blockchain could be used to hold health information and other private information, protect trademarks, list title deed owners, track digital transactions, trade in NFT marketplaces, and monitor supply chains because of its sheer ledger component.
Edge Computing and Native Clouds
Cloud adoption has been fueled by the need for independence and edge computing in businesses all over the world. According to Gartner, cloud-native solutions will account for 95 percent of new digital projects in three years. Companies that have already implemented this cloud paradigm have witnessed significant changes in their business, operational, and governance structures. By bringing capabilities and resources closer to users in real time, edge computing aims to challenge cloud centralization.
In order to improve decisions, so-called “decision intelligence” uses a practical approach to decision-making. Its purpose is to model each decision as a collection of procedures that can be learned, informed, and refined using intelligence and analytics. It’s the ideal complement to human decision-making, which it then automates using augmented analytics, simulations, and Artificial Intelligence.
Technology that is environmentally friendly (cleantech)
Cleantech reduces a product’s or service’s environmental impact.
The quest for a more sustainable lifestyle is influencing the development of new clean technologies–or cleantech for short. Cleantech minimises a product’s or service’s environmental impact while maximising the use of natural resources. Wind, hydropower, and solar power have lower carbon footprints than fossil fuels, making renewable energy the most visible attempt at developing sustainable technologies.
Rechargeable batteries, electric vehicles and motors, solar panel development, biofuel-powered turbo generators, and waste management technologies are now the top cleantech trends. Because cryptocurrency mining is bad for the environment, several companies are selling alternative crypto coins like Chia and Cardano, which use less energy than Bitcoin.
Cybersecurity enabled by AI
Cyberattacks, email phishing scams, and ransomware are all on the rise, driving cybersecurity companies to look for innovative solutions to solve the weaknesses. Individual accounts, countries’ key infrastructure, and organisations of all sorts are all being hacked, resulting in millions of dollars in losses.In response to the COVID-19 virus, workplace digitization and remote working made it a priority to teach staff on internet safety in order to avoid data breaches and losses.
Businesses are also implementing new cybersecurity technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), to monitor and protect networks from hackers in real time, rather than reacting to a danger after it has already caused damage. Furthermore, cloud storage providers provide end-to-end encryption for online data storage and transmission.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on technological advancement in the last two years. People are becoming more conscious of the importance of expanding access to healthcare and treatment, boosting e-commerce and digital payments, and enhancing online security. Furthermore, environmental protection and the advancement of sustainable technologies bode well for the future of the world.
Educational and collaborative technology will continue to change the way we study and work, and AI may be able to help us figure out the best course of action. At the same time, we must strike a balance between developing new technologies and regulating them in order to protect privacy and security.