Tech Predictions 2022 – CPO Magazine

2021 has been a year of accelerated digital transformation, as organizations have redoubled their efforts to manage the disruption caused by the emergence of COVID-19 and its many variants.

No industry has escaped the urgent need to continue its digital transformation. Companies are under pressure to adapt to an ever-changing technology landscape and transform existing business processes. And the COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations to broaden their goals beyond simply boosting customer engagement, to also maximizing employee productivity in a remote and hybrid working world. Indeed, having the right expertise, technologies, tools and platforms to deploy new technology solutions at scale has become imperative to establish the foundations needed to improve business resilience in an unpredictable world. .

To thrive, organizations must prioritize the results of their IT investments, leverage trusted industry ecosystems, and demonstrate the ability to adapt operating models to customer demands. As the world slowly moves towards a gradual reopening, we continue to look towards an unknowable future, with hope and new energy as we assess the year ahead.

Double the data

Data will remain the most valuable asset businesses own. However, the key to leveraging this “digital gold” is not simply capturing and storing massive amounts of data. It extracts value from this data in order to inform actions with timely information. Today’s solutions allow us to leverage a combination of data models and artificial intelligence (AI) policies to make intelligent predictions of the specific content that really needs to be captured and analyzed, dramatically reducing costs and improves efficiency. Many organizations struggle to extract value from an ever-growing and evolving deluge of data. Often data is also siled and distributed across different multi-generational computing systems, often trapped in critical legacy architecture. Yet enterprises must securely access and control data assets from edge to cloud to accelerate business results. The solution will be to adopt a data-driven modernization approach at the data center edge that will allow them to efficiently extract actionable insights from their data.

We are seeing the next wave of managing not just data, but information, at its source.

Cloud-Anywhere Mandate

Cloud computing is a key element in realizing this vision. Over the past decade, the cloud-centric agenda has taken center stage. As we know, the shift to hybrid working has caused a massive increase in the amount of data being generated across many sources, and being able to discover and archive this growing volume of data is essential for today’s businesses. fast. In 2022 and beyond, the focus will be on using data everywhere in a distributed enterprise – a cloud-everywhere mandate. Such a shift would be driven by flexible consumption-as-a-service models to avoid cloud lock-in and give businesses leeway for digital transformation, while preserving capital and eliminating operational expenses, by not paying only for the computer they use.

As companies increasingly adopt new business models such as models as a service, agility and flexibility will be key business enablers. In the years to come, this decentralized and hybrid approach leveraging ecosystems will likely be a mainstream trend, with data sovereignty, security and compliance as key drivers.

Secure connectivity

In response to COVID-19, the workforce moved away, academic learning moved online, and doctors turned to telemedicine. Such phenomena have caused a data explosion at the edge, driven by the proliferation of devices. During this period of vulnerability, cybercriminals have also launched digital attacks against organizations, ranging from critical infrastructure to banks and even retail. These malicious actions caused severe financial and reputational damage to the parties involved. As organizations work tirelessly to secure their perimeters and lock down rights and access to information, minimizing these undiscovered and undetected threats will be an ongoing effort. Organizations are looking for secure ways to allow users to access business-critical applications on any device, regardless of location. Secure connectivity will be essential in a post-pandemic world, to enable the digital interactions of today and fuel new, engaging digital experiences in the future.

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Embracing the future of business isn’t going to be a walk in the park, and it requires a sea change in thinking and decision-making. It’s imperative for organizations to not only equip their workforce with the right tools and platforms, but also embrace a digital-first mindset by reimagining what’s possible – to prepare for invest in the skills, tools and resources needed to capture new business growth. and thrive in the coming digital economy. A collaborative approach is essential to successfully implementing digital transformation in any organization, and people and technology will play an important role in enabling businesses to meet the demands of today’s digital economy.

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