Tech Trends 2023
The technology forces shaping tomorrow
Deloitte’s 14th annual Tech Trends report explores the impact of emerging technologies on groundbreaking innovations and foundational business areas. Stories of pioneering organizations show what is happening now, describe what is new, and project what could be coming next.
Eyes to the sky: Three enduring eternities
The history of IT has been a steady evolution of pioneering innovations in interaction, information, and computation, the three enduring eternities of modern computing.
- Through the glass: Immersive internet for the enterprise
Immersive virtual experiences, including the metaverse, are quickly moving from tech to toy to enterprise tool, as companies grow revenue and streamline operations using the capabilities of an “unlimited reality.”
- Opening up to AI: Learning to trust our AI colleagues
Trust is emerging as a key differentiator in enterprises’ AI aspirations. Businesses that are moving toward becoming AI-fueled organizations are learning that trust may be just as important as the strength of their algorithms.
- Above the clouds: Taming multicloud chaos
Organizations feeling swamped by multicloud complexity have a new hope on the horizon. Metacloud sits on top of existing clouds and provides a single pane of control for businesses’ various cloud platforms.
Feet firmly on the ground: Three foundational forces
Existing systems and investments—represented by the business of technology, cyber and trust, and core modernization—need to integrate with pioneering innovations so businesses can seamlessly operate while they grow.
- Flexibility, the best ability: Reimagining the tech workforce
Rather than competing for scarce tech talent, savvy leaders are prizing flexibility in their workforce and finding new methods to create, source and retain top performers.
- In us we trust: Decentralized architectures and ecosystems
As organizations begin to understand blockchain’s utility, they are realizing that stakeholder trust-building could be a primary benefit. Decentralized architectures and business models demonstrate that none of us is as trustworthy as all of us.
- Connect & extend: Mainframe modernization hits its stride
Through connections and extensions like AI-powered middleware solutions, advanced microservices applications, and refreshed user interfaces that harness the power of data, enterprises are modernizing legacy technologies and using them to drive digital transformation.
Widening the aperture: From InfoTech to xTech
Historically, “technology” has served as shorthand for information technology. But an extended set of technologies—or xTech—is on the horizon.
We anticipate that six emerging technology disciplines will eventually rival IT in their impact on business innovation: SpaceTech - space and aeronautical engineering, BioTech - cellular and biomolecular engineering, NeuroTech - brain and nervous system applications and interfaces, RobotTech - autonomous and precision robotics, ClimateTech - climate, sustainability, and environmental technology, and EnergyTech - power, energy, and battery technology. Stay tuned!
Previous editions of the Tech Trends
- Tech Trends 2022: Engineer your tech-forward future
- Tech Trends 2021: Lead with confidence
- Tech Trends 2020: The next stage of the digital evolution
- Tech Trends 2019: Beyond the Digital Frontier
- Tech Trends 2018: The Symphonic Enterprise
- Tech Trends 2017: The Kinetic Enterprise
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