Digital and Inforamtion Technology Trends for 2022

Every year, Gartner identifies technology trends that are critical to business.

This year, the list comprises 12 strategic trends that will enable CEOs to deliver growth, digitalisation, and efficiency.These trends will position CIOs and IT executives as strategic partners in any organisation. 

Here’s the list of 12 Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2022 

  • Trend 1: Data Fabric – a flexible, resilient integration of data sources across platforms and business users. This makes data available everywhere it is needed regardless of where the data lives.
  • Trend 2: Cybersecurity Mesh – Enables best-of-breed, stand-alone security solutions to work together to improve overall security. This moves control points closer to the assets they are designed to protect.
  • Trend 3: Privacy-enhancing Computation – Securing the processing of personal data in environments that are not trusted.
  • Trend 4: Cloud-native Platforms – Technologies that allow you to build new application architectures that are resilient, elastic, and agile—enabling you to respond to rapid digital change.
  • Trend 5: Composable Applications – Making it easier to use and reuse code, accelerating the time to market for new software solutions and releasing enterprise value.
  • Trend 6: Decision Intelligence – Modelling decisions as a set of processes, using intelligence and analytics to inform, learn from, and refine decisions.
  • Trend 7: Hyperautomation – A disciplined, business-driven approach to rapidly identify, vet, and automate as many business and IT processes as possible.
  • Trend 8: AI Engineering –  Automatic updates to data, models, and applications to streamline AI delivery.
  • Trend 9: Distributed Enterprises – A digital-first, remote-first business model to improve employee experiences, digitalise consumer and partner touchpoints, and build out product experiences.
  • Trend 10: Total Experience – Business strategy that integrates employee experience, customer experience, user experience, and multiexperience across multiple touchpoints to accelerate growth.
  • Trend 11: Autonomic Systems – Self-managed physical or software systems that learn from their environments and dynamically modify their own algorithms in real time to optimise their behaviour in complex ecosystems.
  • Trend 12: Generative AI – Learns about artefacts from data and generates innovative new creations that are similar to the original but do not repeat it.

Watch Gartner’s video now, and see how three trends—generative AI, cybersecurity mesh, and decision intelligence, will propel strategic change.



 Knowing the different trends and their impact will be a key focus for business in the future. With a tight integration between most of the trends, varying combinations of technologies are likely to be required to compete at various times in the business growth cycle. Selecting the priority trends will revolve around CIOs and IT leaders understanding their organisations’ short-term and strategic business objectives.

Read the full article here: Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2022

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