Achieving cyber resilience for all, having more controlled data for the deployment of artificial intelligence, and advancing 5G private wireless technology are some of the trends that Kyndryl envisions for the coming year.
The company’s predictions focus on six areas where IT today can bring more excellent value to businesses. They are the following:
Security and resilience
Gartner, 88% of the boards of directors, consider cybersecurity a business risk rather than a technological one, which is why it will become a key focus for the heads of all areas of the business. Cyber resilience will surpass cybersecurity as a priority in this area, and those responsible for cyber resilience will enter the scene in companies.
In addition, quantum computing in cybersecurity will become increasingly important as the debate around the need for encryption will grow in the coming years. Likewise, AI’s ethics will matter more as interest in it grows from regulatory bodies, which will force organizations to define frameworks for action.
Data management and artificial intelligence
Furthermore, data observability will go mainstream and become a key element in scaling AI to business. Advances will be made in deploying “responsible” AI solutions, such as those that address organizations’ trust, risk, ethics, security, and transparency.
Network management, 5G, and edge
For its part, 5G private wireless technology will surpass Industry 4.0, with retail as the next big frontier. The manufacturing, petrochemical, gas, and energy sectors have already deployed it successfully, and other sectors positioned to adopt it are transport, logistics, and health.
In addition, there will be explosive growth in networking in the cloud. As more companies move their workloads to the cloud, different means of connectivity are being used than those applied in the past.
The road to the cloud
In the context of economic recession, the great innovation engine will be the cloud. Going to the cloud is the fastest path to innovation and gives companies much more flexibility to guide their businesses through difficult times. Enterprises will fully embrace the distributed cloud as they embrace a federated cloud-edge model and increasingly invest in cloud-native applications.
The digital workplace
Successful recruitment and retention in a hybrid work environment will ultimately depend on personalized digital employee experiences. Cyber threats are at an all-time high, and companies are turning to proactive IT security operations centres that reduce business interruption.
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