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Info-Tech Research Group reveals 2022 tech trends

The underlying metrics for the 2022 report are diverse, with representation from 14 countries and regions and 16 Industries, including government, manufacturing, education, healthcare, financial services, construction, and retail.

November 30, 2021  by CM Staff

Info-Tech Research Group has revealed the five tech trends for 2022. The determination of the trends is based on the firm’s exclusive research and analysis, including a survey of 475 IT professionals and insights collected from notable industry experts. (CNW Group/Info-Tech Research Group)

TORONTO— Info-Tech Research Group has shared its annual tech trend insights for the coming year. Info-Tech offers research, diagnostics, and workshops to systematically improve IT departments. Info-Tech’s 2022 Tech Trends Report, based on insights from 475 IT professionals who participated in an industry survey, explores how ripple effects from the pandemic will impact the evolving digital economy in 2022.

Info-Tech’s survey was fielded from August 2021 to September 2021 and included similar questions asked in previous reports for a holistic, year-over-year analysis. The underlying metrics for the 2022 report are diverse, with representation from 14 countries and regions and 16 industries, including government, manufacturing, education, healthcare, financial services, construction, and retail.

The findings, coupled with exclusive analyst research and expert perspectives, indicate what technology strategies will be the highest priority for technology teams.

The report has identified the following five tech trends for 2022

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Hybrid Collaboration

IT leaders will have an opportunity to lead hybrid work by facilitating collaboration between virtual and onsite employees for a digital employee experience that is flexible, contextual, and free from the friction of current hybrid operating models.


Battle Against Ransomware

Security strategies will need to adapt to the new caliber of ransomware threats to avoid operational disruption and reputational damage.


Carbon Metrics in Energy 4.0

IT is well-positioned to support conscious decisions about how technology choices impact carbon emissions and implement effective tracking of emissions across the entire enterprise.


Intangible Value Creation 

Blockchain technology poses a new technological frontier that enables peer-to-peer exchange. Decentralized technologies will propel the digital economy and redefine how central banks distribute currency, and how platforms track provenance for scarce digital assets.


Automation as a Service

Application programming interfaces (APIs) will accelerate innovation by unlocking marketplaces of ready-to-use solutions to solve business problems and automating manual tasks to make more time for creativity.

“It’s clear that we’re not going to rebound to what business was like before the pandemic. Deterred from gathering in physical spaces, people have shifted much of their spending and activities to an online context. That’s why we’ve seen digital transformation accelerated over the last 20 months as companies either scramble to adapt to shifting customer expectations or get left behind,” said Brian Jackson, Research Director for the CIO space at Info-Tech and one of the principal research leads for the 2022 Tech Trends Report in a statement.


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