The Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends in 2022

October 1, 2021 - by Synoptek

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As organizations chart out their business strategies for the upcoming year, keeping up with the latest digital innovations is critical to stay relevant, drive competitive advantage, and stay a step ahead of customer needs. With 2022 round the corner, it makes total business sense to keep a watch on the latest trends in digital transformation.

The Top 5 Digital Transformation Trends in 2022 to Look Out For

Most organizations today have embarked on the digital transformation journey, modernizing their systems, streamlining their processes, and simplifying their application landscape. But digital transformation is not a one-time activity. To ensure continuous transformation, it is vital you keep pace with the latest in the world of technology. Here are the top 5 digital transformation trends in 2022 to know now:

1. The Hybrid Work Model is Here to Stay

Many C-level executives have been pleasantly surprised at how efficiently the remote work model worked as an urgent response to the pandemic. But despite concerns over its long-term value, the pandemic-induced hybrid work model will continue to dominate the work culture in the coming year. As life slowly bounces back to normal, a majority of the global workforce will continue to work in a hybrid model from their homes as well as their offices. The flexibility offered by the hybrid model far outweighs the challenges, making it a much sought-after option for employees who now want to work when they want to and from where they want to.

2. Automation is Everywhere

If you thought automation was restricted to RPA and BPA, think again! In the post-COVID, digital-first era, organizations are increasingly adopting automation to accelerate their digital transformation efforts. Newer concepts like hyperautomation allow for automation of anything and everything: from automated development and testing to automated workflows, automated monitoring and maintenance to automated customer service, data mining and analytics. According to Gartner, the worldwide market for hyperautomation-enabling software is poised to reach close to $600 billion in 2022.

3. Multi-cloud is Synonymous with Cloud

As an increasingly large number of organizations look to kick start and sustain their digital transformation journeys, embracing a SaaS or PaaS model won’t be enough. With many new vendors now mushrooming in the public cloud business, organizations will increasingly mix and match different cloud options to avoid dependence on a single public cloud provider to leverage the best of features and benefits. Since multi-cloud allows for distributing of cloud assets, software, applications and resources across several cloud-hosting environments, 2022 will witness multi-cloud adoption to escalate, allowing organizations to enhance business agility, avoid vendor lock-ins, and increase performance and redundancy.

4. Look Out for 5G

The high data speed, low latency, and increased bandwidth capabilities of 5G will cause the technology to see a massive surge in adoption in 2022; Statista predicts 5G adoption to hit 1 billion in 2022. This technology will not only pave the way for enhanced network capability, better reliability, and consistent user experiences, but it will also play a big role in the success of the hybrid work model. As businesses continue to work remotely, 5G will allow employees to seamlessly interact with one another and collaborate on large files in real-time – without any latency issues.

5. CDP is on the Rise

As the pressure to build customer-centric business models increases, Customer Data Platforms will be in vogue in 2022. These platforms will allow organizations to easily and efficiently gather and manage fragmented customer data from every possible source and utilize them to maximum benefit. With CDP in tow, organizations will be able to organize, store, and analyze customer data and make it usable for anyone who needs a 360-degree view of customers. 

Embrace Trends to Guide Your Digital Transformation Journey

The pandemic has completely transformed the velocity and trajectory of digital trends. But instead of being bogged down by the repercussions, businesses need to adjust and adapt to trending technologies, in order to stay relevant and competitive. With new priorities facing organizations of all sizes, 2022 will witness shifting focus towards trends such as the hybrid work model, automation, multi-cloud, 5G, and CDP is the only way to drive customer satisfaction and business growth.

Need help in embracing these trends? Let Synoptek guide your digital transformation journey in 2022. Contact us today!