About to enter 2022, the technology predictions and trends for next year they will see the light, and the CIOs and other executives, and also at Forrester, are already clear about what they will be. Thus, according to Tech Republic, they suggest that there will continue to be talent shortage, which will add pressure to companies working on its modernization. Tech organizations face a 13.8% dropout rate, reflecting a slow movement toward talent retention strategies for the future.
To avoid or alleviate this problem, «lTraditional companies, which are frustrated, will resort to increased salaries to attract talent, while those focused on the future will employ the cloud-first strategy and platform-based architectures, in addition to adopting low-code or no-code solutions to lower their need for the most advanced technical skills«. This is how Craig Stephenson, North America Director of the Technology Officers Practice, sees it.
Stephenson also points out that among the trends for 2022, next year there will be a continuous evolution of technology leaders, what expand the number of tasks and items they have in monitoring in their portfolio, increasingly broad, and that will include products, data, cloud, engineering and information security. In addition, it highlights that there will be a great boost to the achievement of a better customer experience through the deployment of various technological functions. AND notable advances in the creation of data functions to offer a set of business information and customer analytics.
For its part, Forrester also foresees that among the trends for 2022, the technology acceleration, fast and forced, technical debt will worsen for 60% of companies. A) Yes “In the rush to serve customers and become more resilient, companies are deploying new digital capabilities that drive hybrid customer experiences. For 55% of the world’s companies, prioritizing speed over sustainability will result in inflated technology debt, and further hamper their ability to modernize technology«.
Bridgestone Americas is in the midst of its transformation to a sustainable solutions company, according to its CIO Taren Rodabaugh. In 2022, the company will focus on modernizing its core business, «while relying on digital platforms and leveraging strategic agreements to collaborate and expand or develop new business models and opportunities«. Of course, it is clear that security continues to be a priority. Like other CIOs, Rodabaugh notes that talent-related initiatives will be accelerated to make sure they have the best equipment possible.
In relation to this, from Forrester they point out that «top executives will move from digital to people-centric transformation“And in 2022, future-ready companies will think beyond mere digital transformation to implement initiatives that merge customer and employee experience. In addition, they point out that 10% of technology managers prioritize investments in strategic agreements and innovation practices at a rate three times higher than its competition.
Ravi Navik, CIO of Seagate, for his part, recalls another trend: that data needs to be basic in 2022, and first-rate, so that CIOs can make decisions based on them to show the value of the business. Apart from this, he sees Artificial Intelligence and machine learning as «the main technologies that will help CIOs achieve their goals and the first choice for investment if they had additional financial resources. These technologies allow CIOs to get the most out of data«. It also highlights that «From now on, the top three priority areas for CIOs are strategy, data literacy, and Artificial Intelligence.«.
Refering to migration to the cloud, by 2022 there will be other trends that indicate that complexity has increased and that this will drive a desire for simplification. In 2022, companies will seek this simplification in architecture, also to avoid the unpredictability of costs, services and complex layers of technology at scale.
At the same time, he predicts that technology organizations will seek the geographical breakdown of workloads, So what “More and more companies want to be able to leverage applications interchangeably, so that data resides at one point and the application stack that accesses it can change. Data access and mobility issues could be solved with a separate data plane that hyperscalars can connect to«. Still, there will be more and more attention to data in 2022, which will become critical, and for Stephenson he also predicted that “the most effective technology leaders will move to the role of CEO«.
As for the future of work, it is increasingly present that there is templates that telecommute, but all the challenges associated with this have been anticipated by the pandemic, so companies need to generate agile and resilient work models, and focus on the experience and interaction of the employee.