Technology trends

AI and 5G ranked as the most important tech trends for 2022 and beyond

The continued deployment of 5G and the application of AI top the list of the most important technologies expected to grow in 2022, according to a survey of senior technology leaders released by international technology organization IEEE. Reports by Ron Alalouff.

In the survey of 350 CTOs, CIOs and CIOs, AI and machine learning, cloud computing and 5G were identified as the most important technologies for 2022 and beyond. -of the. Tech leaders said they accelerated their adoption of cloud computing (60%), AI and machine learning (51%) and 5G (46%), due to the global pandemic. An overwhelming 95% of them agreed – and 66% strongly agreed – that AI will drive innovation in nearly every industry sector over the next five years.

When it comes to the industry sectors most impacted by technology in 2022, respondents cited manufacturing (25%), financial services (19%), healthcare (16%) and energy (13%). Some 92% of respondents agreed – with 60% strongly agreeing – that implementing smart building technologies that benefit sustainability, decarbonisation and energy savings has become a top priority for their organization.

Due to the pandemic and the shift to hybrid and remote working, more than half of respondents (51%) believe that the number of devices connected to their business that need to be tracked and managed – such as smartphones , tablets, sensors, robots, vehicles and drones – increased by 50%, while for 42% of respondents the number increased by more than 50%. Respondents were divided on whether such a rate of growth in the number of devices is sustainable; with 51% saying it would be manageable and 49% saying it would be unmanageable.

Survey participants almost universally agreed (97%, with 69% who strongly agreed) that their team was working more closely than ever with HR leaders to implement technologies and apps on workplace for office check-in, space usage data and analysis, Covid -19 and health protocols, employee productivity, engagement and mental health.

Video Analytics From Cameras Is Poised For Huge Growth

The strong growth in the use of AI technology is also reflected in market statistics from market analysis company Omdia. The in-camera video analytics market in Western Europe alone is expected to grow from 170,000 units in 2020 to 2,371,500 units in 2025, equivalent to a compound annual growth rate of 69%. The three vertical markets for video surveillance equipment expected to grow the most are city surveillance (by 9.6% per year), manufacturing and industry (by 7.9% per year) and airports (by 6.5% per year). % per year).

In the UK, the total market for video surveillance equipment (including servers and storage) is expected to grow by 3.7% annually, from $363.4 million (around £268.5 million) in 2020 to $435.8m (£322m) in 2025.

Cybersecurity concerns

The top two cybersecurity issues for tech leaders are those related to the mobile and hybrid workforce, including employees using their own devices (39%) and cloud vulnerability (35%). Other concerns include data center vulnerability (27%), a coordinated attack on their network (26%), and a ransomware attack (25%).

As many as 59% of all tech leaders surveyed currently use — or plan to use within the next five years — drones for security, surveillance, or threat prevention. There are, however, regional disparities: current use of drones for security or plans to do so in the next five years are highest in Brazil (78%), China (71%), India (60% ) and in the United States (52%). only (32%) in the UK, where 48% say they have no intention of using drones in their business.

The vast majority of respondents (92%) believe that, compared to a year ago, their business is better prepared to respond to a potentially catastrophic event such as a data breach or natural disaster. Of this majority, 65% strongly agreed that Covid-19 had accelerated their preparation.

The Impact of Technology in 2022 and Beyond surveyed 350 CIOs, CTOs, CIOs and other technology leaders in the US, China, UK, India and Brazil at organizations over 1 000 employees in various industrial sectors. These included banking and financial services, consumer goods, education, electronics, engineering, energy, government, healthcare, insurance, retail, technology and telecommunications. The survey was conducted between October 8 and October 20, 2021.