Companies bet on Cyber AI, Generative Intelligence, native cloud and Low-Code
Updated: Apr 6
Teleworking is no longer a passing fad, but a definitive model. According to experts, this situation will dictate the technology trends that will emerge in 2022. All of them are key technologies that will enable companies to succeed.
Byte TI Magazine
January 27, 2022
Cyber AI or Generative Intelligence are going to be some of the companies' bets this year. In addition, distributed companies, which were born mainly from the need to telework due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be the predominant organisational model in 2022. Telework is no longer a passing situation but a definitive model and organisations must adapt in order to gain flexibility and resilience by reinventing the traditional channels that have supported the business until now. This situation, according to experts from Altia's different business areas, will dictate the technological trends that will emerge this year. Specifically, for the Spanish technology consultancy, these are the technologies that will allow companies to maintain or become successful distributed companies:
1. Cyber AI solutions, intelligent cybersecurity:
In recent months, we have witnessed the sophistication of cyber attacks on companies, public administrations and governments that have caused innumerable economic and image damages. By 2022, the sophistication of these cyber-attacks is expected to increase and grow, so in addition to modular and distributed cyber-security, Cyber AI solutions will be essential to detect and neutralise increasingly sophisticated cyber-threats. Intelligent cybersecurity will be the guideline and will set the next steps, combining what has been learned from DevOps and AI to turn them into automatic and intelligent systems that are capable of fighting on the front line, without the need for technical cybersecurity professionals, which is not a scalable process.
2. AI is moving towards Generative and Responsible Intelligence:
In recent years, it has been demonstrated how AI coupled with Big Data has a huge impact on business processes and how it forms the basis of important digital transformation processes in all areas. In 2022, we will not only be talking about the possibilities it offers in terms of collecting data, analysing it in seconds and interpreting it, but we will also be moving towards Artificial Intelligence that will allow it to be used to learn and improve. It will evolve towards a generative intelligence that will allow the execution of autonomous processes that self-manage, learn and adapt themselves to possible changes. On the other hand, progress will be made on the regulatory front with new regulations that will force companies to adopt responsible artificial intelligence practices, and there will be an increased need to explain why certain decisions are made based on data or AI, with the aim of minimising the "risks" of algorithms.
By 2022, Cyber AI solutions will be essential to detect and neutralise increasingly sophisticated cyber threats
3. Cloud-native is the opportunity:
Increasingly distributed enterprises will require resources to be accessible at all times and from anywhere. In 2022, the Cloud will continue to be a growing trend and there are certain drivers that will drive this technology in 2022 as organisations move into hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Cloud-native will be the opportunity and cloud-native applications will be key in the development of new applications and services in the coming years, as they will take advantage of all the flexibility and elasticity that the cloud provides for business needs that require fast and flexible delivery of value.
4. Extending Low-Code:
The speed that is being demanded in the ICT context requires solutions that allow developments to be available in a short space of time, one of the greatest qualities of Low-Code. For this reason, there will be a notable increase in the use of Low-Code platforms, which favour the saving of development resources, while at the same time improving the quality of the code and increasing the scalability and flexibility of the products generated. The demand for the digitisation of business processes will continue to soar in 2022 and will be exacerbated by the scarcity of IT resources. Low-code solutions are a solution to mitigate the difficulties arising from the lack of IT expertise and reduce time-to-market.
5. Automation of processes linked to the business:
Now that digitalisation processes have been substantially implemented in most organisations in recent years, the next step is the automation of many of these processes using robots (RPA). Cost savings, reduction of inefficiencies and errors and economies of scale in this field have a long way to go. The applications and use cases require a joint IT-Business strategy that must go beyond the traditional IT project to be successful.
6. The power continues to be in the data:
In 2022, data will continue to play an important role in all organisations with the possibilities of managing and interpreting it provided by tools such as Big Data, Data Analytics and predictive and prescriptive analytics. Process Mining will make it possible to move from data localisation to finding the reality of processes in organisations by finding the root causes of inefficiencies. And personalisation will be taken to the extreme with the acceleration of platforms and tools designed to collect, monitor and analyse data to generate predictive models. In this way, we will see the consolidation of trends such as the digital twin to reduce (as far as possible) the environment of uncertainty in the distribution and supply of all types of raw materials or the early detection of symptomatology for telemedicine, diagnosis and personalised (preventive) treatments.
7. Quality Management, a key area:
The new methodological paradigm of agility must be accompanied by efficiency in the delivery of value in the technical processes dependent on development: software testing and integration. Quality Management must be a key area in organisations, streamlining the delivery of value that the methodology preaches, making time to market more efficient, optimising the resources used in the testing phase and automating the delivery of software to production environments. All this, with an increase in the quality of the software that reaches the end user and an increase in ROI.
Alongside these major trends, others such as the consolidation of blockchain, containerisation or the generation of containerised services between companies, multilateral systems and hyperconnectivity will accompany the technological and business world in 2022.