Research and technology giant Gartner recently released its top strategic technology trends for the year 2022. This comes at a time when enterprises across the globe are gearing themselves up for a new year, and the challenges it beholds.

These strategic tech trends will figure in the technology related decisions of most enterprises over the next few years. These strategic trends duly incorporate the impact of the devastating pandemic, and how it has influenced technology related decisions.

According to us, the three strategic technology trends that stand out from among the twelve trends outlined by Gartner, include Cybersecurity Mesh, Cloud Native Platforms and Distributed Enterprise. Here is a brief explanation of each.

Cybersecurity mesh includes the adoption of a holistic security mechanism that encompasses all the digital assets of an enterprise. This security bubble will be comprised of security mechanisms that are contextually self aware at all times.

The modern enterprise will revolve around cloud native platforms. This will deliver enterprises the level of agility and flexibility that is the need of the hour in today’s hyper competitive business environment.

Gearing up for a distributed enterprise is our third top pick, among the top twelve strategic technology trends by Gartner. With remote and hybrid work scenarios becoming the norm rather than exception, we will be moving towards the concept of a distributed enterprise.

However, this simply relates to blurring of the physical boundaries of the workplace. With technologies such as Cloud Computing becoming mainstream, even a physically distributed enterprise will be more integrated than ever, from an IT architecture perspective.

Physically dispersed employees will have seamless remote access to enterprise data, tools and productivity applications. The year 2022 will be all about capitalizing on the gains made in the post pandemic world, and converting them into business development initiatives.

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