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Tech Trends for Companies to Prepare for in 2022

2022 will be a different year from the previous year. If the previous year the concept of working must be physically in the office, in 2022 companies are required to migrate virtually, which is predicted to continue to occur in 2022.

According to Country Manager a Hewlett Packard Enterprise, driving market changes, especially the growth of online stores. To work or sell now, there is no need for a shop. It is enough to have an account on social media or an e-commerce platform, already have an online store, and can sell. This will become a market trend in 2022.

This statement led to the first trend, namely a hybrid workforce, which means that in 2022 employees are still predicted to work remotely or work from home (WFH). This has pushed the IT team further into digital transformation and accelerated the transition as employees adapt to the “new normal”.

The existence of network expansion by employees, then makes the company pay more attention to security. The second trend is security that needs to be looked at dynamically, from the endpoint to the edge, to the cloud. With the growing trend of working remotely, IT teams must pay attention to a connected security approach.

When devices are connected, automated networking is trending. Network automation is maturing due to user needs and experience. The maturity of the solution by providing Machine Learning is predicted to increase significantly in 2022.

The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing interest in network automation, it is stated that 35 percent of IT decision-makers among leaders are planning to increase investment in Artificial Intelligence (AI) based networks.

The pandemic has accelerated the decentralization of business networks, changing workflows and processes. As many as 70 percent of IT decision-makers in the Asia Pacific region are said to have actively used Edge technology or processed data before it enters the data center starting in 2020, and 6 percent plan to do so in 2022.

These edge technologies will be a key focus in the next normal as organizations design their infrastructure to support employees working remotely, and navigate the business landscape effectively for business continuity.

4 Tips for Companies to Transform Digital

The pace of digital transformation is now increasing as many companies see a 20 – 30% increase in benefits across various business areas stemming from digital initiatives

The pace of digital transformation is now increasing as many companies see a 20 – 30% increase in benefits across various business areas stemming from digital initiatives. A recent study by Microsoft with IDC Asia/Pacific entitled “Unlocking the Economic Impact of Digital Transformation in Asia Pacific” shows that leaders are experiencing twice as much gain as their competitors, and this increase will be more pronounced in 2020.

The study also recommends companies to adopt strategies to become leaders in the era of digital transformation as follows, as quoted from Microsoft’s official statement:

1. Create a digital culture

An organization needs to build a culture of collaboration where it is connected to all functions within its business and has a dynamic and mature ecosystem of customers and partners. Data can then be spanned across the organization and across functions, where better decisions can be made and ultimately better serve the needs of customers and partners.

2. Build an informative ecosystem

In the digital world, organizations are capturing more volumes of data both internally and externally. The key to being a leader is for organizations to turn data into a capital asset, and enable open but trusted data sharing and internal and external collaboration. In addition, the right data strategy will enable companies to launch their artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives to identify connections, insights and trends.

3. Embrace the micro revolution

Typically, digital transformation efforts don’t start with broad changes, but as a series of micro-revolutions. These are small, fast-paced projects that deliver positive business results and lead to bigger and bolder digital transformation initiatives.

4. Develop Future Ready Skills for Individuals and Organizations

Organizations today must reconsider training and reskilling their workforce so that workers are equipped with future-proof skills, such as complex problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity in the digital economy.

More importantly, they need to balance their workforce to attract key digital talents, as well as be open to creating flexible sources of work, where they enter the skills-based market.

From a digital prowess perspective, LinkedIn’s latest study outlines the points of digital talent needed for the future economy in this region (artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud computing). In Indonesia, skills that are currently in high demand are big data, cloud computing, and user and software testing.

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