The technology trends that Gartner has formulated for 2023 are divided into three categories; optimize, scale and pioneer. “In economic turbulence, decision-makers must look beyond pure cost savings, develop new corporate strategies, and accelerate digital transformation. This is the only way to financially grow their company,” says Gartner analyst Frances Karamouzis. However, he admits that delivering new technologies will not be enough. “All of these issues are accompanied by ESG regulations and shared responsibility for sustainable development. Therefore, any investment in technology must also consider its impact on the environment and future generations,” adds Karamouzis’ colleague David Groombridge.
According to Gartner, sustainability runs through all technology trends for the following year. To achieve ESG requirements and sustainability goals, companies need a sustainable technology framework that increases IT services’ energy and material efficiency, enables sustainability through technologies such as traceability, analytics, renewable energy, and AI, and deploys IT solutions to also supports customers in achieving their sustainability goals.
The 3D virtual space created by the convergence of augmented physical and digital reality is set to gain importance. The consulting firm predicts that by 2027 over 40 percent of large companies worldwide will be using a combination of Web3, AR cloud, and digital twins in Metaverse-based projects to increase revenue.
3. Super Apps
According to the Gartner definition, super apps combine the functions of an app, a platform, and an ecosystem in one application. Accordingly, third-party providers can also develop and offer their own so-called mini-apps. Gartner estimates that by 2027, more than 50 percent of the world’s population could be daily active users of multiple super apps.
4. Adaptive AI
Adaptive AI systems continuously retrain their models and learn from new data. According to Gartner, they are suitable for scenarios in which changes require a quick reaction.
5. Digital immune system
Digital immunity combines data-driven operational insights, automated and extreme testing, automated incident remediation, software engineering within IT operations, and security in the application supply chain to increase system resilience and stability. Gartner predicts that by 2025, companies that invest in building digital immunity will reduce their system downtime by up to 80 percent, which translates directly into increased revenue.
6. Applied observability
Observable data are artifacts such as logs, traces, API calls, dwell time, downloads, or file transfers. Being able to observe these artifacts can accelerate business decision-making.
7. AI Trust, Risk and Security Management
According to Gartner analysts, many companies are unprepared to deal with AI risks. Companies must implement new functions to ensure models’ reliability, trustworthiness, security, and privacy. AI Trust, Risk, and Safety Management (TRiSM) require participants from different business domains to work together to implement new measures.
8. Industry Cloud Platforms
These platforms combine SaaS (Software as a Service), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Gartner predicts that by 2027 more than 50 percent of companies will use industry cloud platforms to accelerate their business initiatives.
9. Platforms for Development
Platform engineering refers to the construction and operation of internal self-service developer platforms for software delivery and lifecycle management. Gartner predicts that by 2026, 80 percent of software development companies will establish platform teams and that 75 percent of those teams will include self-service portals for developers.
10 Wireless Value Realization
Gartner analysts estimate that by 2025, 60 percent of companies will use five or more wireless technologies simultaneously. As networks move beyond just connectivity, they will provide insights using built-in analytics. Low-power systems will then draw power directly from this grid.