No one knows what the future may hold, but when it comes to tech predictions for the new year, the EMPIST experts might be able to venture a good guess or two.
2021 has been challenging for technology providers worldwide. Through the ups and downs, our team has seen several prescient trends emerge that may just inform your business’s technology decisions next year – and beyond.
Here are our tech predictions for 2022.
More Machine Learning
Tech experts have been warning you for years: the age of machine learning is here. 2022 is no different.
Machine Learning describes the process through which computer algorithms study raw data and make automatic changes based on the findings. These changes are intended to improve user experience and, when used for business, enhance the customer journey. While some of the technology in your ecosystem may already use a form of machine learning (i.e., image recognition), our tech predictions for 2022 suggest that it will become all the more prevalent in the coming months.
Improved Workplace Automations
Speaking of automation, EMPIST’s tech predictions also include improved workplace automations across all departments.
Marketing automations in the form of automated emails or triggered PPC campaigns can extend your audience reach. Sales automations can reduce the loss of qualified leads. HR automations can help ensure that administrative tasks are being taken care of immediately while your personnel handles more important work.
In short, automations save your team time and money and should be considered a serious asset going into the new year.
Cybersecurity Centric Technologies
Your security is at risk now more than ever before.
The number of data breaches in 2021 has soared past that of 2020, and there is no sign of cybercrime slowing in 2022. Adherence to an advanced, customizable cybersecurity protocol can help protect your data from bad actors in the new year.
Beyond Cloud Adoption
Making the switch to the cloud has been one of our bylines for quite some time. But if we’re being totally honest, the time when simply using cloud technology was enough has come and gone.
Rather, in 2022 we predict that cloud optimization will be more important than ever before. Cloud optimization is the process of fitting your business’s cloud services to work for your unique needs. While upgrading to the cloud is a great first step, cloud optimization is how your team will get the most out of your technology.
Advancements in Data Management
Finding safe, efficient, and effective ways to store, transfer, and edit data will always be a concern for the EMPIST team, especially in 2022.
As cybercrime continues to rise and the hybrid work model becomes more and more prevalent, being able to protect and access your data is of the utmost importance for businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Optimizing the Hybrid Work Model
The hybrid work model is our new normal! Guaranteeing that your model is working properly for your team will be key to success in 2022.
While 2020 and 2021 focused on adapting to changes in the workplace, our tech predictions suggest that 2022 will be about honing that model to perfection. Whether that entails new collaborative technologies, improved communication, tighter security, or simply a hardware upgrade, we’re looking forward to building out a truly hybrid ecosystem with you next year!
For 2022 and Beyond
Is a new tech provider among your New Year’s resolutions?
EMPIST has all the expert-level insight, skills, and resources you need to build a technology ecosystem to serve your business needs for years to come. To learn more about our IT managed services, visit us online today!