10 tech buzzwords you need to know in 2022

10 tech buzzwords you need to know in 2022

We have put together a list of 10 tech buzzwords to keep an eye out on through 2022. By no means are any of these words new but some of these concepts are shaping the future of technology and digital transformations across the world.

1.     Datafication

Datafication refers to the set of tools, technology, and procedures required to transform a business into a data-driven one. This term highlights an organisational tendency of using data and its underlying infrastructure to define the key to essential business processes.

A study from Gartner stated that by 2022, 90% of corporate strategies will explicitly mention information and analytics as crucial assets to company growth. Hence why the amount of data jobs has skyrocketed over the past few years.

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2.     Metaverse

The metaverse is a virtual-reality space in which users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users. The concept of the metaverse is that all the different apps and platforms will be able to communicate and collaborate in one space.

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3.     Gamification

Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. The purpose of gamification is to encourage and engage clients or employees by making mundane tasks more fun. Game design elements include adding experience points, levels, leader boards, and rewards. Gamification is being used within businesses to help in training by increasing employee engagement and retention, creating effective onboarding processes, and finding and fixing knowledge gaps within the company.

4.     Extended Reality (XR)

Extended reality refers to an umbrella term used to describe immersive technologies that can merge the physical and virtual worlds. These immersive technologies include augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality. The XR market is expected to reach over £322 billion, with a number of different industries using it for business applications including the healthcare industry, retail industry, and gaming industry.

5.     Blockchain

Blockchain exists as a shared database consisting of digitally recorded data. Because the Blockchain database is not stored in a specific location, the records it maintains are public and easily verifiable - a clear advantage. Another advantage is that there is no centralised version of this information for a hacker to corrupt. The Blockchain is created in 'Blocks' on top of each other and is hosted by millions of computers at the same time. It is not possible to change information after it has been entered.

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6.     Distributed Cloud Computing

A distributed cloud is an architecture where several clouds are employed to meet compliance standards, performance requirements, or edge computing while being controlled centrally by the public cloud provider. Although there are multiple locations, all of the cloud services are managed from a single control plane that manages the differences and inconsistencies in such a hybrid, multi-cloud environment. Gartner states that ‘by 2024, most cloud service platforms will provide at least some distributed cloud services that execute at the point of need’. Meaning all cloud-related IT jobs will be in high demand.

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7.     The Internet of Behaviours (IoB)

You have probably heard of The Internet of Things (IoT), which refers to physical objects that have built-in software, sensors, and other technologies that allow them to connect to networks. The sensors and software built into the IoT devices collect, send, and act on the data they obtain from the objects via machine learning. The Internet of Behaviours (IoB) attempts to understand the data collected from a psychological perspective. IoB systems collect, integrate, and analyse data from a number of sources, such as household digital items and wearable devices. The information is then evaluated using behavioural psychology to find patterns that marketing, and sales teams might use to help influence customer buying habits.

8.     Quantum Computing

Quantum computers take quantum physics' characteristics and apply them to computing. Traditional programming methods are given new concepts. A quantum computer can perform a few tasks much quicker than a classic computer. As technology develops, the problems faced are getting more complicated. Quantum computing offers a solution for complex problems including encryption, cyber security, optimisation, and data analysis.

9.     Big Data

Big data refers to sets of information that are too large or too complex to manage, analyse or use with standard methods. In today’s world, many companies are becoming reliant on data, to make data-driven business decisions. Therefore, they are needing skilled professionals including engineers, analysts, and architects to help optimise data processes and get ahead of their competition.

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10. Hyperautomation

Hyperautomation refers to making any process within a business that can be automated, automated. Organisations that use hyperautomation integrate the use of artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), and other technologies to help streamline processes and conduct operations across their organisation without human involvement.

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Fabrizio Biscotti, research vice president at Gartner, stated that “Organizations will require more IT and business process automation as they are forced to accelerate digital transformation plans in a post-COVID-19, digital-first world.” This will only increase the demand for highly skilled IT professionals.

This is a list of just a few of the many tech buzzwords to look out for in 2022, if you can think of any others that are trending feel free to send us an email!