When it comes to IT, companies have to make important strategic decisions all the time. In doing so, it is essential to keep an eye on industry trends and developments. In this blog post, read about the IT trends our experts have identified for 2022 and the general direction in which the information technology market is heading.
Here are our top 4 IT trends in 2022:
Trend 1: IT automation
Trend 2: Data hygiene
Trend 3: Cybersecurity
Trend 4: Multi-cloud
Automate, simplify and accelerate manual IT processes: The topic of IT automation is becoming increasingly relevant and now absolutely worthwhile even for small businesses. The accelerated provision and use of the IT infrastructure saves time and personnel resources as well as costs. Employees can thus concentrate on more important / strategic tasks. Further advantages are also the minimization of errors and faster scaling of different IT infrastructures on-premises, on cloud or hybrid. (Source)
Typical areas of IT automation include:
One of the most important assets for companies is data. It is particularly important to ensure high data quality in order to be able to carry out operational and transactional processes reliably and cleanly. The term "data hygiene" refers to all processes to maintain this quality standard. Data is considered clean when it is (relatively) free of errors.
An important subtask of data hygiene is data cleansing. Here, the following general errors (contaminations) are checked and corrected:
Among the benefits of a high-quality data set are improved decision-making processes: The "cleaner" the datasets, the more accurately, soundly and confidently they can be analyzed and used to inform business decisions. Another benefit is improved customer targeting: clean databases ensure that the right message is played out to the relevant target group at the right time. In addition to awareness and customer retention, this may well be relevant to sales. (Source)
The protection of IT landscapes, systems and databases against theft and the like comes under the heading of cybersecurity.
In cyber attacks, the following things are usually of interest to the attackers:
The Log4j security breach at the end of 2021 made the topic of cybersecurity particularly relevant once again. Especially for companies in the IT industry. Log4j and other types of cyber attacks have caused the supply of corresponding security solutions to boom. In any case, companies should rely on such solutions at an early stage in order to minimize the risk of cybercrime. And to be able to react quickly to security breaches such as Log4j if the worst comes to the worst. (Source)
AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud or even Google Cloud - a lot has happened on the cloud market in recent years. More and more companies offer their solutions in the cloud and support or use a corresponding infrastructure. The term multi-cloud is used specifically when more than one cloud service is provided by more than one cloud provider. This can be a private cloud and a public cloud, for example.
For companies, the focus here is primarily on flexibility - with such a "cloud mix", you can put together the most suitable package. Since several cloud servers from different providers have different value propositions and thus cover different requirements, companies that use a multi-cloud get the greatest added value from different cloud services. What is important here, however, is good multi-cloud management, which prevents applications from blocking each other or the exchange of data between the cloud platforms from coming to a standstill. (Source)
Reasons for a multi-cloud solution include: