Digital technologies around us are evolving at a mind boggling pace. Going forward, we cannot expect a major change in this scenario, as enterprises are still grappling with the impact of a raging global pandemic.
In this post, we will be discussing how leading technologies like Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be shaping up in the year 2022. Along this journey, these technologies will also be re-shaping enterprise operations.
Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, enterprises rushed towards remote work solutions that were mainly sourced from Cloud Service Providers (CSP). However, things moved so fast that security took a back seat in most hasty deployments.
As a result, there were gaps in cybersecurity that had little to do with the cloud providers. On the contrary, these gaps were mainly caused by permissions related errors and cloud security misconfigurations on the part of deploying entities.
One more reason behind such vulnerabilities in remote work solutions was the lack of availability of skilled cloud professionals, especially the ones that can navigate the challenges posed by present day cyber threats.
In this backdrop, we expect that in the year 2022, there will be a flurry of startups that will offer the automation of security protocols related to Cloud Computing and other remote work enablers. These entities will help a great deal in bridging the skills gap.
The year 2022 will also remain busy, when we talk of an even bigger number of enterprises embracing hybrid and multi cloud solutions. Such moves will be motivated by an urge to reduce costs, optimize operations and eliminate the dreaded vendor lock-in issues.
Not only have cyber threats become a much more frequent phenomenon, their scope and damage radius is also increasing with every passing day. The traditional approach towards launching cyber attacks was either to disrupt operations or extort ransoms.
As if this already was not enough, cyber attacks are now becoming more targeted towards a country’s core infrastructure. These include, but are not limited to a country’s power systems, grid stations, dams, pipelines and mass transportation networks.
Top Cloud Service Providers, despite impeccable track records in cyber security and privacy, could not transform the perceptions about cloud security. So, a lot needs to be done in the year 2022 to change things around, when it comes to how Cloud Security is perceived.
With the misconceptions around cloud security laid aside, enterprises will be able to adopt cloud services and solutions during 2022 in even bigger numbers. That way, cloud computing solutions will become fully integrated with digital transformation initiatives.
In the year 2022, we also expect a lot of work will be done in the area of improving employee awareness towards adopting secure practices when interacting with IT environments. This will go a long way in preventing data and security breaches.
Smart technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) are taking enterprises towards hyper personalization. To achieve this feat however, enterprises are quite likely to transgress the boundaries of what we can call the “responsible and ethical” use of AI.
Even as we set foot into the year 2022, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one area that is still un-regulated. So, the main burden regarding a responsible use of AI rests with the enterprises themselves, especially till this regulatory vacuum exists.
Therefore, we expect proactive and trend setting organizations within their respective industries to adopt self-regulatory mechanisms for responsible use of AI. This in turn will deliver the right balance between personalized experiences and data privacy.
Privacy concerns aside, we expect the rapid proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in handling time sensitive workloads. This will particularly be true for use cases that require instantaneous processing of data for real-time insights.
In view of the above, we can safely assume that the year 2022 will continue to remain a very eventful one for the technology sector. Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence (AI) will continue to play a leading role in enterprise operations.
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