Tech Trends 2022: A government perspective


Tech Trends 2022: A government perspective

A government perspective on emerging technology trends

The technologies that enhance our organizations and our lives are more powerful—and more essential—than ever before. Forward-thinking organizations, including governments, understand the technological forces that surround them and look for ways to harness them for the benefit of citizens and constituents alike.

Key technology trends for 2022

This report provides a government-specific take on Deloitte’s Tech Trends 2022 report, spotlighting the accelerating technology trends most likely to cause disruption over the next 18–24 months. We explore which trends may be most relevant for governments and how ready governments are to take advantage of them.

Learn how early trend participants are taking advantage of new opportunities in automation, blockchain, data-sharing, and other areas to transform their organizations and engineer competitive advantage.

Tech Trends 2022: A government perspective

Data-sharing made easy

A host of new technologies promise to simplify the mechanics of data-sharing across and between organizations while preserving the veil of privacy.

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Cloud goes vertical

The center of gravity around digital transformation has shifted from meeting the IT needs of an industry-agnostic organization to meeting the unique strategic and operational needs of each sector and even subsector.

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Blockchain: Ready for business

Trendy cryptocurrencies and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) capture media headlines and the public imagination, but these and other blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) are also making waves in the enterprise.

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Cyber AI: Real defense

Security teams may soon be overwhelmed by the sheer volume, sophistication, and difficulty of detecting cyberattacks. Enterprise attack surfaces are expanding exponentially.

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IT, disrupt thyself: Automating at scale

Faced with creeping technological complexity and higher expectations of stability and availability, some CIOs are radically reengineering their IT organizations. How? By taking a page from the cloud provider’s playbook.

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The tech stack goes physical

With the explosion of “smart devices” and the increased automation of physical tasks, IT’s remit is growing again, extending beyond laptops and phones.

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Field notes from the future

A bold, technologically sophisticated future awaits—this we know. Yet from our vantage point today, we cannot discern precisely what this bold future looks like, or how we can prosper in it.

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Relevance and readiness scale:

We looked at each trend and assigned a value from one (low) and five (high) based on the trend's relevance and readiness of government adoption.

  • Relevance: How impactful would it be if the government adopted the trend
  • Readiness: How ready is the government to adopt the trend?

Tech Trends 2022: A government perspective

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2021 report

2020 report

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