Often in the technology world, advancements are made because of necessity. As we look back at the last year, we see more evidence of this than ever. Due to the pandemic, progress has been made in various ways to facilitate the urgent need for connectivity, productivity, and security. However, the rapid development of remote technologies and IT infrastructures is only the beginning. Looking forward, we highlight the trends and technological developments that will take place in 2022.
What can you expect?
The developments made in cloud have catapulted productivity to higher levels, and this has generated an interest in the further improvement of a more connected environment for business. Technology that facilitates the Internet of Things (IoT) is on the rise, and this is one of the key trends to consider in the coming year. Here are some vital advancements that will reshape the business world in 2022:
1. SD-WAN capabilities
An SD-WAN (Software Defined Wide Area Network) solution is the next generation of WAN technology. The demand on services has been at an all-time high for the last year, and the trend continues to rise as we emerge in the new year. SD-WAN has a significant role to play in meeting these demands and facilitating an influx of innovation that has surely been stimulated by the aftermath of the pandemic.
2. The 5G revolution
5G technology is an incredible leap in connectivity, with much faster speeds and ultra-reliability. It is 100 times faster than the current speed provided through 4G. It is becoming a foundational component for the utilisation of many innovative technologies, and without the capabilities of 5G, many organisations may find themselves left behind beyond 2022. Preparing for 5G while it is still in its infancy will allow businesses to gain a competitive advantage.
Hyper-automation automates any repetitive task through AI and machine learning. This ultimately means that many businesses will see an acceleration in growth and productivity through the conception of AI.
4. Cyber Security
SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) combines SD-WAN capabilities with security, delivering them through a single service and network. As more businesses consider SD-WAN, SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) will be the next logical step in security and protection.
5. PSTN Switch-Off
Soon we will see traditional telephony, including fixed lines and services, in the Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN) switched off and withdrawn from service. Thousands of businesses (and consumers) across the UK will be affected. So, significant planning and preparation will be a priority ahead of the 2025 deadline.
How to prepare.
2022 will be an exciting year for digital transformation. Considering the technological innovation and change coming, it is vital to begin preparing.
Download our whitepaper to find out more about the trends expected to shape 2022 and discover how you can prepare for technological change.