Tech trends of 2022 are shaping up to be the year of the cloud.
How do we know this?
We asked tech leaders from around the world about their plans for the future—specifically the changes they anticipated to see in investments, new investments and what they expect their most significant challenge to be this upcoming year.
In order to future-proof your organization, you need to know where to invest your organization’s time and resources.
So, let’s start by looking at changes to investments organizations globally are planning to make over the year.
2022 changes in global tech investments
Globally, organizations foresee current investment changes to the amount an organization is willing to dedicate. Tech leaders also anticipate increasing investments in all things cloud, but they expect organizations to decrease investments toward reducing technical debt.
Areas of expected increased investments
62% of tech leaders expect investment in cybersecurity
61% of tech leaders expect investment in cloud
57% of tech leaders expect investment in cloud management & cost containment challenges
However, the new investments organizations are planning to make over the next year are almost unilateral. The top two investments organizations worldwide are planning to make are enhancing IT infrastructure and modernizing IT infrastructure. The same holds when broken down into industries but includes investment plans for transforming cybersecurity practices within Industrials/Manufacturing.
Investments over the next year
32% of tech leaders anticipate an investment in enhancing IT infrastructure
30% of tech leaders expect investment in modernizing infrastructure
29% of tech leaders anticipate an investment in transforming cybersecurity practices
Anticipated tech challenges in 2022
As far as challenges organizations anticipate over the next year, the following holds for each industry:
42% of health/pharma and 36% of governments anticipate enhancing IT infrastructure as their biggest challenge over the next year
32% of FinServ and 34% of industrials/manufacturing anticipate transforming cybersecurity practices to be their biggest challenge over the next year.
Broken down into roles, data analysts/scientists are the exceptions among tech leaders; they anticipate their biggest challenge over the next year to be reducing technical debt, while other roles expect modernizing infrastructure to be their biggest challenge.
Want to learn more about 2022’s global tech investments, anticipated challenges and their solutions? Check out the rest of our report.
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