At ICS, we understand how crucial it is to stay on top of technology trends in your industry. We also know how much time and effort goes into staying on top of these trends. That’s why finding reliable experts who can put you at the forefront of the technology that most impacts your business is the best way to grow your organization and take it to the next level.
In this article, ICS identifies the top tech trends of 2022 critical to business development. These five strategic trends enable industry leaders to provide growth, digitization, and efficiency while positioning themselves as strategic partners within their organizations.
Top 5 Tech Trends of 2022
The past two years have challenged many companies to redefine "virtual" - what it is, how we can make it better, and what its future will look like. Facebook's (now Meta's) latest venture is the most prominent testament to this.
The metaverse is an artificial environment where people interact, and digital objects are manipulated, viewed, and heard. This digital space enables users to socialize, collaborate, play, work, and shop with one another—even if they are thousands of miles away from one another.
It's no surprise that companies invest in virtual reality and augmented reality technology. In the past year, metaverse real estate sales reached $501 million and have already accumulated $85 million in 2022, according to MetaMetric Solutions. As consumers continue to turn away from traditional media and technology giants invest in the metaverse, experiences will only become more immersive and specialized.
Blockchain & Crypto Trends
Our team at ICS has experienced a rise in companies seeking to build out their crypto teams as blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies become viable business ventures. The global rise of blockchain and crypto is set to continue as more and more companies learn the validity and usefulness of this technology.
According to a study by Skynova, 32% of small businesses owners and top-level executives said that their business currently accepts cryptocurrencies. As blockchain technology becomes more robust and widely accepted, industries—like banking, manufacturing, and healthcare—will turn to blockchain to become more cost-efficient, secure, scalable, and transparent in their service offerings.
The pandemic propelled many businesses to get comfortable with virtual workspaces, and while the threat of the coronavirus winds down, innovation in collaborative tools continues to be on the rise. Collaborative tools enable businesses and their employees to work from virtually anywhere in a seamless, easy-to-use, and collaborative way.
The rise of collaboration tools has led to increased remote and virtual workspaces. According to a Gartner survey conducted in 2021, nearly 80% of workers use collaboration tools for work. As companies continue to move away from physical offices in favor of virtual work environments, collaboration tools will only continue to rise in popularity and necessity.
AI—which spans a wide range of applications from natural language processing, robotic process automation, and machine learning—is slated to be one of the most popular tech trends in 2022. In almost every industry and occupation, AI technology helps professionals perform tasks more efficiently and easily establishes itself as a powerful tool in the business world. Right now, AI is assisting professionals in customer service, healthcare, fraud prevention, scheduling, and sales—to name a few.
With the help of data and machine learning experts, many companies are already beginning to implement AI technology into their operations. It's forecasted that AI businesses will grow rapidly in the coming years, generating revenue reaching around $126 billion by 2025!
The pandemic has revved up technology innovation, which has been both a boon and a curse. Cyberattacks have been on the rise and become commonplace as hackers successfully target tech giants like Facebook, Apple, and Target. With these attacks on the rise, staying up-to-date on cybersecurity threats has become increasingly important.
From targeted phishing attacks, security issues in IoT devices, and cybersecurity threats in higher education, cybersecurity has become a top priority for many digital leaders. In 2021, we saw a significant rise in cybersecurity investment.
ICS Can Connect Your Business with Tech Leaders
ICS can help you find talented tech leaders who are aware of these massive tech trends in 2022 and can implement strategies for growth, digitization, and efficiency in your business. Contact our team today to speak with knowledgeable specialists who can assist your team in hiring your next top performer.