The recent Gartner Report of 2022’s Top Strategic Technology Trends were selected to enable CEO’s to meet their top 3 priorities, which they found overwhelmingly were to ‘scale, adapt and grow.’
Scale, Adapt and Grow.
Gartner strongly suggest that by embracing tech innovations, companies can thrive, accelerate growth and strategically drive their business forward, outperforming the competition.
The trends identified build on and reinforce one another and Gartner suggest some of the following innovations will help Chiefs deliver on their priorities.
Whilst the value of data is clear, too often it can remain siloed in applications and not used effectively. The Data Fabric trend Gartner highlights in the report, integrates across platforms and users, utilising metadata analytics which they go on to suggest business prioritise areas with the largest shift between actual and modelled data first. By 2024 they state that data fabric deployments will ‘quadruple efficiency in data utilisation while cutting human-driven data management tasks in half.’
With many legacy workloads not designed for the cloud and thus requiring lots of maintenance, another 2022 trend highlighted by Gartner is Cloud-native platforms. Such platforms reduce dependencies on infrastructure, freeing up time to focus on application functionality instead. By 2025, Gartner state such platforms will be up 40% and will serve as the foundation for more than 95% of new digital initiatives.
The report also emphasises that resilient and efficient IT must be at the core otherwise businesses can’t scale effectively. Discussing growth the report affirms that innovative capabilities to accelerate business growth beyond today. With safe, strong infrastructure established with some of the trends mentioned, the next area for Chiefs Gartner extols technology trends that ‘maximise value of what the organisation creates.’
One such area Gartner focus on is Artificial Intelligence and suggest that optimising AI can provide ‘game-changing’ solutions and using integrated data and model and development pipelines to deliver consistent business value. They predict by 2025, the 10% of companies that ‘establish AI engineering best practice will generate at least three times more value than the 90% of companies that do not’. Whilst by the same date, the prediction is that generative AI will account for 10% of all data produced, up from less than 1% today.
The full report can be read here: