The top 10 tech trends for 2023

The analysts at Gartner have identified ten strategic technology trends for 2023. They open up potential for transformation and optimization for companies in nearly all business areas.

Supply chain problems, the war in Ukraine, the shortage of skilled workers and the looming financial and economic crisis are influencing the context of technology investments. The analysts at Gartner have collected the trends that companies should include in their planning processes in their list of ten strategic technology trends for 2023:

1. Sustainability

This influences all of the following technology trends. A survey of CEOs recently conducted by Gartner showed that ecological and social changes rank among investors’ most important priorities, just behind profit and revenue. Managers must therefore place more focus on ESG-compliant solutions.

2. Metaverse

This collective, virtual space will be independent of devices and belong to no individual provider. In addition, market economy principles will also end up in the metaverse in the form of an independent virtual economy with digital currencies and non-fungible tokens (NFT). By 2027, more than 40 percent of large companies around the world are expected to be using a combination of WEB3, AR Cloud and digital twins in metaverse-based projects.

3. Super apps

These platforms offer personalized app experiences via the targeted selection of mini apps to carry out each individual task. Gartner expects that more than 50 percent of the world’s population will actively use several super apps every day by 2027.

4. Adaptive AI systems

These enable faster and more flexible decisions because they automatically adapt to rapidly changing environmental conditions through permanent learning based on real-time data.

5. Digital immune systems

76 percent of teams responsible for digital products are now also responsible for generating revenue. For this reason, CIOs are looking for new approaches to increase value propositions, minimize risks and increase customer satisfaction. A digital immune system outlines a way to achieve this. Gartner expects that companies that invest in establishing digital immunity will reduce system failures by up to 80 percent by 2025.

6. Applied observability

“Observable” data reflects digitized artifacts such as protocols, tracing, API calls, retention times, downloads, and file transfers. It improves and speeds up decision-making in the company. With strategic planning, applied observability is among the strongest sources of data-controlled decision-making.

7. Trust, risk and security management for AI

Many organizations aren’t doing enough to manage AI risks. According to a Gartner survey, 41 percent of companies have already been affected by breaches of data protection or security incidents due to AI. But those who actively manage AI risks, data protection and security move more AI projects from proof-of-concept status into production.

8. Industry cloud platforms

Industrial cloud platforms offer a combination of “Software as a Service” (SaaS), “Platform as a Service” (PaaS) and “Infrastructure as a Service” (IaaS) to support specific business applications. Companies can use the functions as a building block for differentiating, digital business initiatives. More than half of all organizations are expected to make use of this by 2027.

9. Platform engineering

The aim is to build and operate internal self-service developer platforms for software delivery and lifecycle management in order to optimize both the developer experience (DX) and the customer benefits. Gartner expects that 80 percent of software development companies will establish platform teams by 2026, 75 percent of which will supply developer self-service portals.

10. Wireless

The lack of a dominant wireless technology forces companies to use application-specific solutions. These include the likes of Wi-Fi in the office, services for mobile devices, low-power radio networks and even direct radio communication. In addition to pure connectivity, the networks provide a number of additional options with the help of integrated analysis functions. By 2025, 60 percent of companies are expected to be using five or more wireless technologies simultaneously.

ivity hinaus mit Hilfe integrierter Analysefunktionen eine Reihe zusätzlicher Möglichkeiten. Bis 2025 sollen 60 Prozent der Unternehmen fünf oder mehr Wireless-Technologien gleichzeitig nutzen.