Tech Trends 2022

Engineer your tech-forward future

Deloitte’s 13th annual Tech Trends report provides insights and inspiration to unlock innovation, build trust, and engineer advantage for your digital journey ahead.

Building on resilience from the initial response to the COVID-19 crisis, the 13th annual “Deloitte Tech Trends Report” finds that pioneering organisations are continuing to challenge orthodoxies by automating, abstracting and outsourcing business processes to increasingly powerful technology such as cloud, security and data in an environment of extreme uncertainty.

For most enterprises, the impacts of COVID-19 expedited digital transformation initiatives from years to months — in some cases, even weeks. As organisations move to apply these nimble approaches and digitally accelerate to address today’s business challenges ranging from talent and skills shortages to global supply chain issues, Deloitte’s Tech Trends 2022 shows that by working smarter, organisations can shift their focus to driving innovation, gaining an advantage and differentiating themselves both inside and outside the enterprise. The report explores the opportunities, strategies and tools that are emerging to engineer a tech-enabled future. Below are seven key trends.

Data-sharing made easy

New technologies give rise to innovative business models and products by simplifying the mechanics of data-sharing across and between organisations—all while preserving the veil of privacy.

Cloud goes vertical

Cloud and software vendors now offer vertical-specific solutions that modernize legacy processes and jump start innovation. Deploying them is a process of assembly, thus freeing organisations to focus resources on competitive differentiation.

Blockchain: Ready for business

Blockchain and other distributed ledger technology platforms are fundamentally changing the nature of doing business across organizational boundaries and helping many companies reimagine how they make and manage tangible and digital assets.

IT, disrupt thyself: Automating at scale

Future-forward IT organisations are modernizing the “IT back office,” moving away from humans reacting to tickets and assignments to a proactive model of self-service and engineered automation.

Cyber AI: Real defence

As organisations struggle with security breaches, cyber AI can be a force multiplier, enabling security teams not only to respond faster than cyber attackers can move but also to anticipate these moves and act in advance.

The tech stack goes physical

The explosion of smart devices and increased automation of physical tasks is extending IT’s remit to include network-connected smart factory equipment, industrial robots, drones, sensor-embedded devices, and countless other business-critical assets.

Field notes from the future

Take a closer look at the horizon next macro forces: quantum, exponential intelligence, and ambient experience. Envision the aspirational future of these forces, grounded in the realities of today.

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