Trends in Technology to Look Out for in 2023
Tech enthusiasts everywhere appreciate the rapid and unpredictable pace of technological development. If you grew up in the 1960s, you’d have almost no way of predicting that today, everyone would have the functional equivalent of a supercomputer in their pocket. Similarly, we have almost no way to predict what technology is going to look like in 2080.
What we can do, however, is project current rates of technological innovation and growth so that we can predict the next few years of humanity’s progress. What are the biggest technology trends to look for in 2023 and beyond? And how should businesses prepare?
Trends in Technology: 2023 and Beyond
IT trends are constantly shifting in response to new tech innovations. These are some of the key tech trends we see unfolding in 2023 and beyond:
The Integration of AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t a new technology. In fact, the earliest philosophical developments of AI date back all the way to the 1950s, but it has taken us this long to develop AI robust enough and easily integrated enough that it makes an impactful difference on how we run our businesses. Already, we’re seeing the emergence of software platforms that are driven by powerful AI algorithms. In 2023, the sophistication of these algorithms and the sheer number of them are going to explode. Expect to see AI integrated with practically everything in the near future, even relatively simple software platforms. In addition, we can expect the best predictive AI solutions to become even better, integrating larger volumes of data and coming up with more precise conclusions.
Vertically Integrated Software Systems
We’re lucky to live in an era where almost everything can be done or made easier with the right software. But one of the biggest challenges for businesses in the modern era is juggling so many different tech platforms. Depending on the nature of your business, you may need hundreds of different platforms with niche functionality, greatly increasing your costs and making management artificially more complex. That’s why in 2023, we’re likely to see a resurgence of vertically integrated software systems—suites of related and integrated software products that are designed to work together for specific industries. It’s a way of streamlining and consolidating all these functions in a convenient package.
A Security Ecosystem
Hackers and cybercriminals have been around for as long as the internet and cybersecurity has existed to thwart them for almost as long. However, with the complexities of today’s tech landscape, a simple, straightforward approach to cybersecurity is no longer going to be sufficient. Instead, companies are going to be pressured to create an entire security ecosystem, with many different cybersecurity strategies working in conjunction with each other. Network security, supply chain security, asset security, and dozens of other considerations need to be planned and executed together if you’re going to protect your organization and its data.
Better Connectivity and IoT
Right now, there are about 13.14 billion connected devices in the world. By 2030, that number is projected to be 29.42 billion. Accordingly, we can claim that this trend in technology is already here. Companies all over the world are taking advantage of better connectivity with better Wi-Fi networks and 5G—and it’s only a matter of time before a greater number of small, connected devices and appliances transform the business landscape.
Most people know the blockchain because of its utility in supporting cryptocurrencies. But this sophisticated, relatively new technology can be applied to almost any industry. With exceptional privacy, security, and transactional logging, we expect to see more companies investing heavily in this trend in technology in 2023 and beyond.
Automation is one of the best ways to improve your business, and it’s going to become even cheaper and more attractive in 2023. Through automation, you can reduce manual effort, improve the consistency of your customer service, and make your business more cost-effective.
We also expect to see the development and widespread distribution of immersive technologies in 2023 and beyond. These include everything from virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to facial reading technology that can interpret the body language of your customers. With more immersive experiences, companies can gather more data, respond to individuals more personally, and provide unique, memorable experiences to customers.
Reliance on Managed Service Providers (MSP)
Because of increased technology needs, we also expect to see more business owners and decision makers looking for managed service providers (MSPs) in 2023. These technological service providers exist to help businesses like yours manage their assets, software, and organization-wide cybersecurity (among other priorities).
Managed IT Service Providers: Helping You Stay Relevant
An MSP provider could help you stay relevant, functional, and efficient during the technological explosion we’re likely to see in 2023 and throughout the 2020s. No matter what trends in technology crop up, an MSP can help you navigate them.
Professional Guidance and Advice
Unless you’re a technology expert in your own right, it’s hard to know what the best technology decisions for your business are. But with the right MSP partner, you can get professional guidance and advice from experts on a consistent basis.
Cybersecurity is one of the most important investments your business can make, but it’s only going to help you if you have ongoing monitoring in place. Otherwise, it’s practically impossible to respond to a threat in progress.
Communication and Support
MSPs pride themselves on offering better communication and support, making themselves available 24/7, and helping employees resolve tech issues as quickly as possible.
In most cases, working with an MSP can actually save you money. You’ll have more uptime, greater security, and less overhead to deal with.
Scalability and Adaptability
Perhaps best of all, working with an MSP gives you scalability and adaptability. You can adjust your service package as your needs change.
Are you confident your company is using the best possible technology infrastructure to accomplish its goals? Do you feel good about your current approach to cybersecurity? A free tech audit could help you feel even more secure—or highlight exactly what you’re missing. Contact us for more details today!