Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint surveyed nearly 1,000 IT consultants to see which areas of technology would receive the most attention in 2022.
Stefan Pechardscheck, Global Leader Technology at BearingPoint: “We are in the midst of a revolution when it comes to technology and business models, and you can’t separate the two. The five technology trends for 2022 are game-changers. They bring competitive advantages, increase the effectiveness of operations and solutions, and they can all form the basis of a new business model. Our customers can benefit from all these technologies.”
Below is what BearingPoint says the survey tells us about the top 5 technology trends for 2022.
AI use cases have matured and are therefore increasingly critically examined. It is no longer enough for AI systems to perform well – their predictions must be fair and easy to explain for customers and regulators. Frameworks and best practices are emerging to meet these requirements for more robust and enhanced AI solutions.
Cloud on the edge
Sovereignty and edge computing needs are the new challenges for CTOs. Cloud adoption has transformed IT organizations, governance and operational models (FinOps, CloudOps features). There is a need to bring computing capabilities closer to users and resources for real-time processing and sovereignty requirements. Edge computing and sovereign clouds are now counterbalancing extreme cloud centralization.
Cyber Security Network
There should be a distributed approach to network security with individual perimeters around each access point rather than a traditional top-down comprehensive approach, BearingPoint says. The cybersecurity mesh is a distributed architecture approach to scalable, flexible and reliable cyber control. The mesh shifts the focus from protecting a traditional IT perimeter (analogous to a “walled city”) to a more modular approach that centralizes policy orchestration but distributes cybersecurity enforcement.
Embedded data and analytics
Successful companies take a holistic approach and continuously integrate data and analytics into the business. They keep an eye on new trends and adapt accordingly, but always follow a roadmap of initiatives and use cases that drive them towards their goals. Businesses need to define and prioritize actionable use cases and insights and work with a holistic plan. Without such use cases and a plan, data analytics won’t go far.
Connected sensors and machines
Connected sensors and machines are at the height of an ongoing revolution, leading us into a world where everything is measured. The combination of sensor data and powerful analytics on the edge and cloud will act as a springboard for innovation and predicting the future.
According to the new BearingPoint benchmark analysis on resilience, the effective use of technology is a key feature of resilient companies and organizations.
BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and global reach. The company operates in three business units: The first unit comprises the advisory activities with a clear focus on five key areas to drive growth in all regions. The second unit provides IP-driven managed services outside of SaaS and provides mission-critical services to its customers to support their business success. The third unit provides the software for a successful digital transformation. It is also designed to explore innovative business models with customers and partners by driving startup financing and development and leveraging ecosystems.
BearingPoint’s customers include many of the world’s leading companies and organizations. The company has a global consulting network of more than 10,000 people and supports clients in more than 70 countries by working with them to achieve measurable and sustainable success.
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