In the past few years, we have witnessed a period of global instability marked by blockades, inflation, pandemics, geopolitical turmoil, and supply issues. The constant through it all was the increased need for technology to overcome near-term obstacles and realize long-term opportunities.
Several trends will shape how people work this year. Here are the top technology trends in 2023 to look out for.
Combating talent shortage
2022 was a challenging year for employers and employees alike. Company budgets were tight, the skills gap became wider, and hybrid work became the norm. Heading into 2023, uncertainty about the future and the future of work still looms.
Organizations will continue adopting AI and machine learning in their HR practices to address talent concerns. This enables organizations to redefine their recruiting practices and tap into overlooked talent pools to eliminate the paper ceiling.
Tech trends for supply chain shortages continue
Supply chain issues continue as businesses and consumers adapt to the new normal. Such environments require businesses to readily adapt to uncertainty by automating decision-making and customer service.
Gartner reports that 74% of supply chain executives rate advanced analytics as one of the most crucial aspects of supply chain technology. Other technology trends in 2023 for reducing the impact of supply chain shortages include digital supply chains with IoT, AI and machine learning, and supply chain software for optimized deliveries.
Windows 8.1: end of life
Microsoft ended support for Windows 8.1 on January 10, 2023. The operating system will no longer receive support, development updates, or security patches.
If you still use Windows 8.1, plan to update, or you may face a high-security risk and impact on productivity. And if you are buying any new computer hardware, windows 11 is your only real option.
People are increasingly looking for ways to simplify living, and there is no better way to achieve this than with super apps. These apps offer customers, employees, and partners a set of core features and additional access to independently developed mini-apps. The most common super apps available for users today are Alipay, WeChat in China, and Grab in Southeast Asia.
A recent publication by Gartner on their 2023 trends report shows the importance of investing in super apps in 2023. Fifteen super apps currently have over 2.68 billion monthly users and have been downloaded more than 4.6 billion times globally. Other established corporations like Walmart are building custom super apps for their workforce to replace the conventional clunky processes. This is a significant opportunity to use powerful tools for streamlining and customizing user experience to save your organization’s time, talent, and money.
Generally, technologies referred to as metaverse include virtual reality, where users can exist even if they’re not gaming, and augmented reality, which combines the physical and digital worlds. Users can even access their desktops using virtual desktops in the metaverse – mind-blowing.
The metaverse is taking shape as the future of the internet. While it’s still challenging to make a perfect prediction of its use in 2023, a more immersive experience is coming. In 2023, phones, glasses, headsets, and more will integrate into the metaverse.
Smarter adaptive AI
Adaptive AI combines a set of methods and AI techniques, allowing systems to adjust learning behaviors to align with the real world. AI will continue transforming and streamlining industries across the board, from education to finance.
2023 will see continued developments to combat cybersecurity issues and other real-world threats. Besides the development, it will also push for more industry regulations and the creation of robust cybersecurity architecture according to zero trust principles. Organizations will also need to increase their budget towards investing in high-quality cybersecurity products.
WiFi 7 devices
WiFi 7 is bursting onto the scene in 2023, promising to deliver a massive boost to WiFi speeds. Some manufacturers, such as TP-Link, have announced their WiFi 7 routers, but it is essential to wait a bit longer to buy them. More devices with access to WiFi 7 will start to become available later this year to make way for WiFi 7 in 2024.
2023 will see a continued focus on technologically advanced solutions to solve organizational challenges.
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