Companies will need to provide staff with secure devices that include two-step authentication, Windows 11, and a Trusted Platform Module. On the other hand, logistics companies need technologies such as automation and robotics, which will continue to play an essential role in this area.
Changes within the industry challenge innovation and unpredictable consumer trends have set the course for the past two years. While only a tiny fraction of innovations truly revolutionize the market, this is often because they are ahead of their time or because of a demand that does not yet exist. Based on current business and consumer behaviour activity, Dynabook provides an overview of where technology is going in the year ahead:
Smart assisted reality glasses will be key
According to IBM, 91% of companies plan to implement edge computing strategies in the next five years. In industries such as manufacturing, this will increasingly become the norm, as products such as assisted reality (AR) smart glasses will be vital to allowing field workers to work anywhere without having access to a Wi-Fi network. However, to realistically present an improved version of the user environment, smart glasses must understand multiple data sets and react in real-time; this is complex if each step requires sending data outside the device for processing.
Maite Ramos, General of Dynabook Iberia, affirms that “63% of organizations plan to implement smart glasses in the next 24 months, and in 2022, we believe that companies will implement these technologies that will undoubtedly be revolutionary to understand evolution, not only of the sector, also of the market and society as a whole”.
Ensuring a hybrid work environment
The pandemic has changed work environments forever, but hybrid work is not without its risks. Understandably, it has prompted companies to regularly evaluate their security processes to protect their employees’ data. One area where this will turn heads is in the security of IoT devices.
Recent research found that 81% of IT decision-makers ranked security features as the most important when purchasing decisions around new devices, which will continue to be the case as long as workers are taking these devices home. Businesses will need to provide staff with secure devices that include two-step authentication, Windows 11, and a secure platform module to ensure that working from home is as safe as being at the office.
Edge AI will improve customer experiences
In 2022, as edge computing and AI merge, applications such as remote assistance and assembly line monitoring will become increasingly accessible. And as consumers make more purchasing decisions online, Edge AI, through analytics, will move to a place in understanding consumer trends, purchasing and decision patterns by providing instant insights to enable decisions. Commercials in real-time.
In the second half of 2022, some larger companies will test cameras optimized with Edge AI to identify age groups of consumers and target them with personalized advertising. Sure, there will be security issues to solve with such apps, but Edge AI’s growth won’t slow down anytime soon.
Drone delivery services in logistics
Logistics companies need technologies like automation and robotics to help pick up, pack, and ship ever-increasing amounts of orders in today’s unpredictable world. Both technologies will continue to play an essential role in this space as 2022 unfolds. The size of the global warehouse robotics market is expected to grow from $ 4.7 billion in 2021 to $ 9.1 billion by 2026. This technology begins to make its mark. The first steps are expected to see more talks on drone delivery services in the next 12 months.
2022 will be the year of the recycled laptop
With fleets of devices being updated more frequently since March 2020, there is growing concern about the impact on the environment, and companies are coming under pressure to act. According to e-Waste, 97% of global companies had to buy new laptops to adapt to remote work during the pandemic shift. In the coming year, companies will seek to make innovative and sustainable decisions in several ways, especially if they want to meet the commitments of COP26. One of the easy victories will be to start the ethical disposal of old devices through initiatives like reselling and recycling.