Info-Tech report identifies seven trends CIOs need to anticipate in 2023 | Informatics direction

Info-Tech Research Group just released its 2023 Technology Trends Report, which details what the organization describes as seven data trends and findings based on a survey of 813 industry professionals, most of whom worked in services in computer.

The bottom line, according to the report, is that in the coming year it will be the job of chief information officers (CIOs) to enhance existing capabilities and build new ones, while protecting their organization from ongoing and anticipated volatility.

“Last year’s Tech Trends report focused on the capabilities that organizations will need to compete in a digital economy,” said Brian Jackson, director of research and one of the key research leads for the latest report. ” [Celui de cette année] examines how technology leaders can explore new technologies while protecting the organization from the risks they pose. »

He noted that “like a chess grandmaster, CIOs will have to play both sides of the board in 2023. Emerging technologies provide opportunities for attack, while protection against a volatile state board is a requirement.”

“It’s the CIO’s job to push the organization harder. While maintaining the existing technology, they should set goals for the technology to help the business run faster and perform better. To improve existing capabilities and create new ones. »

The report highlights the following seven technology trends for the coming year:

Metaverse: Info-Tech says it considers the metaverse to be “best understood from a technological perspective.” Mixed reality, artificial intelligence, immersive digital spaces and real-time communications combine to create metaverse experiences.” The report notes that when respondents were asked individually about their interest in working with VR, nearly one in four said they were interested. This is equal to the number of organizations planning at least one proof of concept, showing that on average, organizations show enough enthusiasm for metaverse, according to the company.

Generative AI: The research firm describes the technology as a type of semi-supervised machine learning that uses neural networks to create new content or interpret complex signal information. The use of generative AI, he says, goes beyond creating images. It can help companies perform predictive maintenance or improve cybersecurity analytics, or it can help develop new drug ideas or aid in quality control and medical diagnostics. The survey results indicate that by the end of next year, AI will receive the most net new investment from organizations.

Industry-leading data models: The report states that after AI, the two technologies gaining the most in terms of new investments are the data lake (lakehouse) and data structure (mesh), both of which saw a 5% increase in the number of new investment. planning to invest in it by 2023. According to the survey, “most organizations will seek to develop their own data analytics, with more than 41% developing them with in-house staff.”

Supported digital processes: Based on the survey data, it appears that more companies can now move to the initial phase of digitalization and the next phase of sustaining their efforts. For example, last year, more organizations (eight out of 10) reported digitizing more than 20% of their processes. In this year’s survey, the number dropped, with seven in 10 respondents saying they had digitized between zero and 20% of their processes.

ESG reviews and reports: According to the report, by 2023 it is expected that public companies will be required to report their carbon emissions by financial regulators in places like Canada, the UK, the EU and the US. However, many organizations are still behind on this issue, even though various regulators around the world are implementing or approaching these reporting requirements. Less than a quarter of IT professionals say their organization can accurately report the impact of its ESG (environmental, social and governance) initiatives, and 43% say their impact reports are inaccurate. Reporting accuracy is even worse for carbon footprint reporting, with 46% saying their organization cannot accurately report its carbon footprint. IT managers need to improve in this area to become compliant.

Systematic verification: Just over half of respondents said it was likely or very likely that a cybersecurity incident would disrupt their business by 2023. Disruption due to new government security regulations was the second most common concern, with 40% saying they were likely or very likely to interfere with business . As the frequency and impact of attacks increase, organizations are turning to the concept of zero-trust networking to defend against threat vectors.

Preparing for recession: The report states that in addition to new technologies that can drive change and all the subsequent risks that IT must strive to mitigate, financial risk to the IT budget looms for 2023. regulatory burdens and bad actor »

However, Info-Tech said that despite what it called negative signals, most IT pros expect their budgets to increase next year.

The original article is available at IT World Canadaa sister publication of Informatics direction.

French adaptation and translation by Renaud Larue-Langlois.

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