It has been another whirlwind year in the world of tech. And if one thing is for sure, it became clear that cybersecurity is more important than ever.
“Today we live in an era where cyber security breaches are a daily occurrence,” said TNTMAX President Frederic Farcy. “Hackers deploy new and very sophisticated attacks at the speed of light and everyone is a potential target. As a result, we must learn how to protect ourselves against cyber security threats. This is no longer optional. It is a requirement.”
As 2022 comes to a close, here are five of the top technology predictions for the new year, according to industry experts.
AI to Reach New Heights
In 2023, Dell vice chairman and co-chief operating officer Jeff Clarke predicts that AI will reach an inflection point.
“2023 is a year that we expect acceleration of real-world use of AI and machine learning,” he wrote in a blog post. “We have the tools and software systems. We have accumulated significant data sets. We also have invested in training across almost every industry so our teams can graduate from experimentation to real world AI projects.”
Nadya Knysh, Managing Director of a1qa, also told Forbes that AI will play a stronger role in data-based decision making in business, healthcare and environmental studies.
Additionally, Forbes predicts that AI will play an increasingly prominent role when it comes to cybersecurity.
Tech’s Increasingly Important Role in the Work from Home Sphere
Clarke noted that, as the “work-from-anywhere” model continues to thrive in a post-pandemic landscape, the modern work experience will be defined by technology.
“Version one of work-from-anywhere during the early stages of the COVID pandemic was all about the ‘anywhere’ part,” he said. “The next phase of this journey is about making the “work” part better. We need the right tools and devices, the right workspaces for collaboration, and the right culture to make work, well, work.”
Because of this, work-from-home cybersecurity has also become a top priority for business and will continue to be even more so in 2023.
More Sustainable Tech
In 2023, many tech experts predict a rise in more sustainable technology. For example, Gartner expects that by 2025, 50% of CIOs will have performance metrics tied to the sustainability of the IT organization.
In 2023, solutions will emerge to help companies measure and categorize their emissions and power consumption in a repeatable, consistent, auditable way, Newsweek reported. Technologies, including traceability, analytics, emissions management software, and AI, are expected to power more sustainable solutions. There will also be a continued push toward making supply chains more transparent.
Zero Trust Architectures
Unfortunately, ransomware attacks are the #1 threat for most organizations, occurring every 11 seconds and costing $13 million per occurrence. This will lead to more momentum in zero trust architectures.
Zero Trust is a strategic approach to cybersecurity that secures an organization by eliminating implicit trust and continuously validating every stage of a digital interaction.
“With so many of our customers globally transforming their security strategies, many are looking at Zero Trust architectures to better secure their environments,” said Clarke. “The three main tenets of Zero Trust aren’t that challenging: universal continuous authentication of everything; robust authoritative policy driven behavior; and deeply integrated threat management.”
The Rise of IoT
Another tech trend that will become more prominent in 2023 is the increased use of Internet of Things (IoT) frameworks in our everyday lives, Marc Fischer, Dogtown Media LLC, told Forbes.
“With the increasing ubiquity of mobile devices and the emergence of artificial intelligence, it is only a matter of time before more and more devices, from our home office to our cars and public spaces, are interconnected and automated, creating value in new ways,” he said.
Gartner analysts also predict there will be 43 billion IoT-connected devices in the world.