Predicting the future has become more difficult in the past two years. The pandemic, the supply chain crisis, the economic impact of these events, and a world of political turmoil have turned the world upside down and made it difficult to predict the future based on recent history.
Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen an acceleration in remote work, a “big resignation” of people leaving their jobs or careers, a greater transition from physical to online shopping channels, as well as the need for enterprise IT organizations to prioritize cloud services and automation.
There has been a lot of change already. The arrival of the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus and our response to this new outbreak is a new factor in the picture as well. Some tech giants have already canceled their in-person participation in the tech giant’s CES conference.
However, there are signs that organizations can watch to understand what might lie ahead and then make plans to take advantage of the opportunities ahead. Where are we heading, and what actions do you need to take? We’ve rounded up just a few articles from the past few months that offer an outlook on the forces that will shape 2022 and beyond.
Here is your guide to predictions for 2022:
Gartner: Top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2022 and beyond
Will the presidents be eliminated? Will Africa become the new India? Will companies stop trying to collect so much consumer information?
CIO Agenda: Cloud, Cyber Security, and AI Investments in the Future
Companies that used “business viability” were more likely to succeed during the upheaval caused by the pandemic, according to Gartner. This volatility is here to stay, so it’s time to prepare
The cloud may see more AI, face increased geopolitical friction
Analysts at Gartner and Forrester respectively see that the next few years will bring broader use of automation and increased government involvement in the cloud sector.
Where IT leaders are most likely to spend the budget in 2022
Digital, data usage, market IT speeds, and tight security will be the IT-focused businesses of 2022 – along with the endless pursuit of talent.
More technology spending is coming out of IT
Enterprise technology spending is increasing, but CIOs and IT leaders will have less budget to spend. same business units