Now is a great time to look forward to 2023 and some of the top technology trends.
Sustainability in Technology
Climate change is one of the worlds scariest enemies. Businesses all over the world have their party to play to cut down emissions to better our planet. Most businesses have set themselves goals inline with Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) to make sure they are making the world a better place. Giants like Microsoft and Google are making their technologies greener aand lots of other companies are following suit. This will see tremendous growth and will be one of the top technology trends in 2023.
In 2022, Microsoft released the Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, which records, reports and reduces a company’s environmental impact. In 2023, as this technology becomes more mature it will become a valuable asset for businesses to meet their ESG objectives.
2022 saw more and more companies adopting Artificial Intelligence and making it a crucial part of their business operations. There have been some serious developments in AI, one of them was, OpenAI’s DALL·E 2 and Stability AI’s release of Stable Diffusion and Dream Studio. These applications’ greatest innovations were the creation of ‘generative AI’, where they can generate an output from natural language. GitHub Copilot uses the OpenAI Codex to suggest code and write functions in real-time from natural language prompts; saving hundreds of hours for programmers writing new software.
With more companies strategizing to adopt AI and API in 2023 we will see a huge spike in growth again for Artificial Intelligence and its capabilities.
Enhanced Cybersecurity Defences
Security is more important than ever before. In 2022 it was one of the top technology trends and will be again in 2023. There were many cyberattacks on high profile organisations. An example was the ransomware attack on KP Snacks. This lead to 3 months of supply chain problems and many business functions were effected. The types of attacks are always evolving and are becoming smarter, it can be hard for businesses to keep up. In 2023 there is going to be a move from static defenses to dynamic defense. There are novel security solutions on the market which use behavior-based detection and response. These can stop zero-day exploits on endpoints, cloud services, IoT devices and networks.
Almost all businesses will have employees spending lots of their time completing boring and repetitive tasks. Previously, robotic process automation (RPA) was only possible for large enterprises with big budgets and a large team of developers. But, recent developments from Microsoft’s Power Automate allows businesses to automate processes without lengthy development time, thanks to their low-code functionality.
The ultimate goal of Microsoft and other RPA platform providers is to save businesses time and money, and in 2023 this will be a reality for many businesses.
Consolidation of SaaS Applications & Optimising Cloud Spend
The pandemic had forced businesses to digitally transform to keep up with the times. Solutions like Microsoft Teams have been adopted by millions of users globally because of its use to improve communication, collaboration and productivity. Before, these types of solutions were implemented reactively, but now businesses are seeking to implement these types of solutions because of the benefits associated.
Microsoft has spent the past years packing more features and functionality into a Microsoft 365 subscription, and with the right education and training, many businesses can consolidate most of their SaaS applications down to a single Microsoft 365 license.
How To Take Advantage of These Technologies
2023 is going to be an exciting year for technology, and your business may see substantial growth due to this. But, it can be difficult for you to know which technologies are worth investing in, and ensuring implementation is effective to truly leverage the benefits.
Speak to us today!