Trends and predictions for infrastructure tech in 2023
We discuss a lot of resources related to IT and cybersecurity at Bytagig, and that’s because it’s a core part of production models, big and small. Even in the smallest capacity, a business is reliant on network connectivity and digital services with solid IT infrastructure. Therefore, investing in these resources is a no brainer, right?
Well, that all depends on what you actually need. Spending capital on fancy technology that does little to aid your organization will fumble performance rather than help it. That’s not surprising, but when it comes to IT, the staggering number of options can make things confusing. It’s all about investing in the right tech, resources, and people to properly utilize your resources.
Okay, great, but you already knew that. That’s a core part of business, so what else is new? It just depends on picking what’s right, but how do you know what is right? No single correct answer exists, but we can give you an idea of tech is trending and potentially worth investing in.
Remember, risk is always involved
No matter what trends or how events play out, investing is always a risk. So, keep that in mind before you dive headfirst into “solves-all-your-problems” tech. Every company and organization’s need are unique to them, and therefore, no single solution works for everyone.
What the experts are saying
One of the prevailing messages from IT and tech expert companies like Gartner maintain a similar modus operandi: sustainability and resilience above all else. There are several driving reasons for this. Global events have shocked economies and communities at a global scale: the COVID pandemic forced the need to widely adopt remote working strategies. Then, in a post-recovery environment, the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, complicating international affairs and incentivizing ransomware attacks, not to mention the onset of economic inflation.
The lesson from this, unsurprisingly, is that the future is hard to predict. Nothing is static, and any major event could change the digital landscape – for better or worse. That’s why when looking at technology, resources, and strategy, it’s all about resilient architecture. But what does that really mean?
Capturing trends and building for the future
Regardless of what happens, identifying trends has always been the safest path for organizations. Trends can change though depending on current events. Gartner takes a glance at three key areas for future IT investments, amounting to ten identifiable trends.
Scaling resources, optimization of IT, and pioneering business models are Gartner’s three categories of importance. Sustainability sits at the top for importance, and the reasons should be obvious. Above all, maintaining services in the face of economic, environmental, and social change is more important than ever, especially with factors like malware and ransomware complicating matters.
That means investing and acquiring tech that’s easier to maintain, lowers cost, increases efficiency, and has readily available solutions/backups in the face of sudden “shock factors.”
Pioneering is all about investing and acquiring the technology that will support sustainability services, aid profit margins, and have the flexibility to modify IT architecture on the fly as global events change.
For instance, investing in cybersecurity infrastructure is a major step forward, or what Gartner refers to as the “digital immune system.” It’s another way of referring to the various tech and strategies experts must deploy to maintain a safe and profitable environment. Such tech includes AI-adaptive technology, data driven insights, continual internal testing with automated systems, and incident resolution models. Doing so is meant to reduce downtime and therefore protect an organization’s bottom line.
Another factor is improving decision making on the executive level by “observing digital artifacts,” the kind created with any action such as downtime, API calls, and traces. Gartner refers to as “applied observability.”
The ability to scale resources and tech to meet modern demands is another essential factor for determining a company’s future strengths. For instance, virtualization, cloud-based infrastructure or “infrastructure as a service” are all central to scaling resources. Many organizations today in the post-COVID remote networking world still lack numerous essential services, whereas cloud virtualization can fill the gaps in software, security, and even expertise.
More so, internet and wireless services are becoming a key part of productivity. Investing in wireless technology that’s both responsive and resilient to downtime will prove invaluable in the face of unforeseen circumstances. Gartner predicts 60 percent of organizations will use simultaneous wireless tech by 2025, meaning it needs robust infrastructure and speed to maintain service.
How, what, and when
How all this technology plays into your organization varies, because there’s so much to account for. Every enterprise must look at their needs, outlook, and production to understand what investment works best for them. But, anything that emphasizes resilience and cuts down on redundancy win out as the tech to watch for.
But, even then, easier said than done. It’s not simply a matter of gathering your capital and snagging up the resources that will make you a responsive, resilient company. What about businesses with legacy infrastructure? Are there experts readily available to integrate these changes at all levels of the company?
Some need help, but the good news is seeking a third-party IT provider is in line with sustainability needs. Bytagig is one such provider, or an MSP (managed service provider) that operates its own infrastructure and offers services like cloud, virtualization, and data backup/resiliency, all of which are part of Gartner’s predictive models.
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