Tech Trends: What Will Be The Biggest Innovations of 2022?
The IT market was not only not shaken during the years of the pandemic, on the contrary, has thrived, and not only in the sector of wearable devices or digital currency. This has become possible thanks to the flexibility and specificity of information products. Since almost the whole world has switched to working remotely, new, appropriate services have appeared and support for existing ones has resumed.
If look at the trends in the development of IT, we can expect steady growth to continue in 2022. This is evidenced by the research results of leading analytical enterprises such as IDC, Gartner and TrendForce.
Analysts predict an 8.6% increase in the IT market in the coming year, while global GDP will grow by 4.9%. In their opinion, in 2022, the hyperautomatization market will reach $596.6 billion. This is 115 billion more than in 2020 and 64.2 billion more than last year.
IDC analysts expect that in 2022, more than 50% of the global economy will be connected and influenced by information technology to one degree or another. That is why businesses of various scales and industries in the world should pay special attention to IT for better decision making. By 2024, probably more than half of the investments in IT will be directed to digital transformation.
Analytical company TrendForce identified a number of trends in the development of the IT sector, which should be expected in 2022. Experts have specified the technologies that will step forward.
Technological innovations according TrendForce
Micro-LED and mini-LED displays.
Analysts are confident that some problems with the development of these displays will persist in 2022, and the production itself will be expensive. But work in this direction will continue.
AMOLED and cameras devices under the display.
These technologies will create a real revolution in the world of smartphones and thus the customer experience. It is expected that the structures if these innovations will continue to be foldable, characterized by optimal weight, energy efficiency and price.
Analysts are confident that IoT technologies will become the main metaverse. The development of the Internet of Things will focus on cyber-physical systems (CPS).
The development of 3nm processes.
This will be decisive in semiconductor manufacturing. Samsung is in the process of switching to GAA transistors, and TSMC will continue to use FinFET.
Mass production of DDR5 memory.
In response to 5G smartphones, Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron will start mass-producing next-generation DDR5 and increase LPDDR5 penetration. At the same time, the number of layers in the NAND flash memory will exceed 200.
Mobile operators in the coming year will launch significantly more test projects for segmenting autonomous 5G networks and low-latency applications.
Satellite operators will start competing in the segment of low-orbit satellites, and the 3GPP consortium is likely to include non-terrestrial networks in the Release 17 Protocol Coding Freeze standard.
The integration of additional sensors and AI algorithms aside of virtual images will enable manufacturers of AR and VR equipment and devices to experiment this innovation with full immersion for a unique customer experience.
Automated car parking.
This is quite a logical continuation of drones with autonomous driving technology. Most likely, in 2022, automated parking will become the most valuable feature in such cars with a more precise connectivity to satellites. Manufacturers will not ignore the emerging trend as the world’s population is aging and will need more and more connected and assisting life devices.
Innovation in semiconductor technologies.
The demand for the element base for electric cars is growing in the world. Experts expect the semiconductor industry of the 3rd generation will begin to develop towards new casing technologies and the introduction of 200 mm SIC and GaN plates in the market.
IT development in 2022 according to Gartner
Data Factories (Data Fabric).
It is an architecture for flexible and sustainable data integration between business users and platforms. The demand for Data Fabric has grown and will continue to grow, as the number of disparate repositories has grown, but there are no more analysts and other data specialists.
Privacy Enhancing Computing (PEC).
Gartner expects that in the next three years, more than half of large enterprises will start using methods of such calculations. Thanks to them, all confidential information will be under the control and protected at the software level. PEC is an innovation based on three main technologies for data protection:
– providing a reliable environment where data analysis and processing are performed,
– decentralized analysis and processing,
– data encryption before analysis and processing.
Cloud platform and software.
In 2021, only 40% of digital initiatives were based on cloud computing. By 2025, this figure will grow to 95%.
Gartner, like IDC, is of the opinion that the era of AI is coming. In the coming year, the developments of more effective tools in AI tech is predicted. And by 2025, 10% of organizations implementing advanced AI solutions and automation operations will earn 3 times more than those enterprises that will remain with the old solutions.
Geographically distributed businesses.
More an more entities enable the fully remote work. With the spread of this mode of operation in the world, exclusively office-based organizations are turning into distributed ones — those in which geographically scattered employees work.
About 75% of businesses that switch to this model will accelerate revenue growth by 25% by 2023.
These are automation systems that are able to change their algorithms themselves without external updates or human decision making. Soon they will become the norm and will be widely used in drones, robots and various production machines our daily lives.
Technological innovations according to IDC
Accelerated transition to cloud technologies.
About 80% of organizations will start switching to cloud infrastructure twice as fast as it was before the pandemic.
The most important task will be to protect and optimize cloud resources with an emphasis on business results. In addition, the demand for cloud services with artificial intelligence support will grow. But since there are not so many qualified specialists in this direction, it will not be possible to get the desired results immediately or at all — about 70% of companies will fail.
IDC experts expect that by the end of 2022, a quarter of enterprises from the Forbes Global 2000 list will buy at least one AI development startup.
Control over the effective and correct use of data.
Every company needs a clear understanding of the changing patterns of customer behavior. This will become a priority for leaders in the digital sphere and will entail an increase in the cost of working with data.
Eco-events are becoming an integral part of the IT industry innovations. Therefore, one of the trends in the development of information technology in 2022 will be the reduction of energy consumption and reuse of IT equipment.
Problems with combining an office and a remote location.
The measures aimed at this and the automation of a number of business processes will fail due to a lack of funding for the formation of teams with the necessary skills. Crowdsourcing and retraining of personnel will be the solution for many industries.
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