What Are Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2023?

Over the past few years, we’ve seen remarkable volatility, including disruptions in supply chains, historic inflation, geopolitical turmoil, and of course an unprecedented global pandemic and corresponding lockdowns.

For many business leaders and entrepreneurs, navigating this landscape has never been more challenging. Fortunately, in tandem with these new challenges, we’re seeing new technology solutions pioneered to help forward-thinking leaders position their organizations to thrive in the turbulent years ahead.

Perhaps the most crucial step to ensure your business is positioned for near-term success is to familiarize yourself with the top tech trends predicted for 2023. After all, if you haven’t begun to equip your organization for the year’s top tech advances once the year begins, you’ll already be behind!

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of 2023’s key tech trends, as highlighted by Gartner Research, and how they might be used to optimize your business for a brighter, more successful future.

1. Digital Immune System

The past few years have seen an unparalleled focus on risk, both in the physical and digital world. Cybersecurity concerns are increasingly acute, as data breaches and other cybersecurity concerns are becoming increasingly sophisticated.

Fortunately, methods for protecting against online criminals, spammers and other unwanted online pests are improving in sophistication as well. Through observation, automation and the latest developments in design, a robust digital immune system can significantly mitigate operational and security risks.

As the utility of these tools becomes more established, expect to hear many more questions about the health of your organization’s digital immune system in the year to come, and what you’re doing to strengthen and protect it.

2. Applied Observability

The 2010s saw an abundance of tools and methods of capturing more data than anyone knew what to do with. Thus, with seemingly endless quantities of client data now available, it’s likely that the next step will be toward creating new uses for data that’s been collected.

Applied Observability uses Artificial Intelligence to analyze and make recommendations for greater efficiency and accuracy based on an organization’s compiled data. It optimizes data implementation by placing more value on use of the right data at the right time for rapid response based on confirmed stakeholder actions, rather than intentions. This can lead to real-time operational improvement, and a tangible competitive advantage for your business.

3. AI Trust, Risk and Security Management (AI TRiSM)

We’ve all heard a lot about AI over the past several years, but believe it or not, many industries are still in the early stages of AI implementation.

With the focus on risk throughout every industry post-pandemic, it’s no surprise that AI Trust, Risk and Security Management (AI TRiSM) will be a major focal point in the tech space next year. AI TRiSM combines methods for explaining AI results, new models for active management of AI security, and controls for privacy and ethics issues, all in support of an organization’s governance, reliability, security, and overall health.

4. Industry Cloud Platforms

Cloud adoption has been a major component of digital transformation for over a decade, and 2023 will almost certainly prove to be another year for more sophisticated, industry and organization-specific cloud adoption strategies. By combining SaaS, PaaS and IaaS with customized functionality, Industry Cloud Platforms may prove to be the most consequential step toward cloud adoption to date.

5. Platform Engineering

As adoption grows and digital platforms mature, expect to see an increased emphasis on customization. That’s what platform engineering offers: a set of tools and capabilities that are developed and packed for ease-of-use. For development teams and end-users alike, this could mean increased productivity and simplified processes.

6. Wireless-Value Realization

We’re still only beginning to scratch the surface of the value gained by the integration of wireless technology through a broad, interconnected ecosystem.

In the coming years, we’ll see wireless endpoints that are able to sense, e-charge, locate and track people and things far behind traditional endpoint communication capabilities. Another step towards optimization of collected data, wireless-value realization networks provide real-time analytics and insights, as well as allowing systems to directly harvest network energy.

7. Superapps

Combining the features of an app, a platform and a digital ecosystem within a single application, superapps offer a platform from which third parties can develop and publish their own miniapps. An end user can activate micro or minapps within the superapp, allowing for a more personalized app experience.

8. Adaptive AI

Using real-time feedback to new data and goals, adaptive AI allows for quick adaptation to the constantly evolving needs of the real-world business landscape. The value provided by adaptive AI is apparent, but implementing these systems requires automated decision-making systems to be fully reengineered, which will have a dramatic impact on process architecture for many companies.

9. Metaverse

As noted above, you’re likely familiar with the term “metaverse” by now thanks to Mark Zuckerberg. However, if the lackluster performance of Meta’s stock is any indication, you’re one of the many who has yet to be sold on the benefits of the metaverse.

Regardless, metaverse technologies that allow for digital replication or enhancement of activities traditionally done in the physical world should certainly not be dismissed. There is far too much at stake, and the possibilities are far too intriguing for too many people to write off metaverse technologies quite yet, even if the pilot versions fail to impress.

10. Sustainable Technology

Until recently, the tech world has been single-mindedly fixated on boosting the power of new technologies. But as tech becomes increasingly integrated into every facet of our lives, we’re seeing new investments in energy efficient tech and tech that promotes sustainable practices.

Emissions management software and AI, traceability and analytics for energy efficiency are all allowing both developers to build sustainability-focused tech, and allowing business leaders to explore new markets and opportunities for sustainable growth.

A Proven Partner for Digital Transformation

Whether you’re looking to adopt tech that optimizes your business or looking to undergo a full digital transformation, familiarizing yourself with the latest tech trends is essential for forward-thinking business leaders and entrepreneurs. It’s also essential to collaborate with like-minded innovators with a proven record of successful digital implementation like Stefanini Group.

We offer a wide variety of digital solutions for small companies as well as large-scale international corporations, and every level of business in between. Whether you’re looking to update your cloud strategy, transform your digital workplace infrastructure or adopt the latest AI and machine learning technologies, contact us to speak with one of our experts about what tech solutions are right for you.

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