The 9 Most Disruptive Trends of 2022

It’s no surprise the top digital trends for 2022 reflect a move from pandemic resilience and recovery to renewed competition. Let's examine the nine top digital trends that will shape the year to come.

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Codeless Architecture

You’ve heard of—and almost certainly take advantage of—Serverless Architecture, but fewer people are aware of Codeless Architecture. This will change beginning in 2022. 

Just as Serverless empowers organizations to tap into the power of the cloud without ever seeing an actual server, Codeless allows organizations to build complex business software without ever writing, managing, or upgrading a single line of code.

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Composability allows enterprises to remove, swap, and pair software components at will. These modular components mean that you develop the application once, with the ability to reuse the components across multiple projects, multiple times. Upgrades are made in one central location—fix it everywhere by fixing it once. This is a paradigm that supports rapid, secure, and efficient changes to your application.

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Hyperautomation (a term coined by Gartner) is the orchestrated use of multiple technologies, tools, or platforms to rapidly identify, vet, and automate as many processes as possible—an initiative that often proves key to honing a firm’s competitive edge.

By embracing the hyperautomation mindset, companies can tap into new levels of operational efficiency, unlock process bottlenecks, and rapidly move to address changes in the marketplace.

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Adapting to a hybrid workforce

Moving into 2022, it will prove essential for growth-driven enterprises to accommodate a hybrid workforce by adapting internal systems and processes to meet the needs of distributed employees. Recent research suggests that:

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Percentage of workers who view a hybrid work approach as ideal

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Percentage of high-growth companies have hybrid work models already in place

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Percent of the the US workforce who plan on continuing working from home one or more days a week after the pandemic

Trend Five

Increased use of cloud-native platforms (CNPs)

As the pandemic dust settles, cloud-native platforms (CNPs) and technologies are emerging as critical to processes that may have been lagging in digitization.

Gartner predicts CNPs will serve as the foundation for more than 95% of new digital initiatives by 2025—up from less than 40% in 2021.

Designed to thrive in a dynamic, virtualized environment, cloud-native systems leverage cloud computing’s core competencies by making broadscale use of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructures.

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Rocketing user expectations

Today’s competitive advantage is frequently driven by an ability to meet or exceed digital demand for fast, responsive, frictionless experiences.

According to McKinsey, industries across regions experienced an average of 20% growth in “fully-digital” users in the six months ending in April 2021.

But while new adopters had little choice but to embrace digital channels that were often newly built and less than satisfying, organizations will need to shift their focus to improving digital experiences if they want to hold on to those new users going forward.

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Evolving security threats

The increase in people working digitally from home ushered in a dramatic rise in cybercrime. Still, even without hybrid work, legacy systems remain inherently vulnerable. Most major industries, from government and banks to healthcare, continue to deal with outdated, code-based systems that pose a security risk. Consider that:

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Rise in cyberattacks on banks in 2020, attributed to distributed workforces

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Increase in number of data breaches in the healthcare sector

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Percentage of tech professionals who observed an increase in application-targeted attacks in 2021

Trend Eight

Increased competition for tech talent

Knowledge worker shortages have long been a problem for many enterprises. However, with newer technologies advancing faster than some organizations can train teams to keep up, the demand for tech skills is expected to rise even higher in the coming year. 

Skillsoft’s annual report shows that 54% of IT decision-makers have openings they can't fill, while 3 out of 4 IT teams face critical skill gaps.

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Trend nine

Integrating disparate business ecosystems

With the number of data and application silos surging in the last decade, a return to competition in 2022 will make weaving a flexible, cohesive data “fabric” (or integration) across platforms a renewed priority.

Siloed data hurts organizations by increasing technical debt and creating hard-to-scale architectures. They also make it difficult for companies to build custom, efficient data-driven experiences and services for end-users. 

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