What's hot in IT? 2023 trends
Recently, we have witnessed global instability marked by pandemics and geopolitical turmoil. Despite this, we have seen tremendous technological development: Chat GPT, m-commerce, the rise of big data, and low-code are just some examples. We are currently facing the challenge of high inflation and the economic crisis, but companies continue to invest steadfastly in IT. Which technological trends will be the hottest in 2023? We review a few of them that are worth following.
1. SCARCITY OF ANALYTICAL PROFESSIONS
A trend that will gain momentum is data analytics. IDC, a global company addressing the topic of marketing analytics, predicts a fivefold increase in data by 2025. This equates to a huge demand for candidates who can read massive amounts of data, analyze it, and communicate with data and machines. At Coders Lab, we analyze trends and have an answer to the direction of the world we live in. We have created the Data Analysis course, where in just seven months, you will gain crucial competencies for the future.
2. INVESTMENT IN ROBOTS AND AUTOMATION
The popularity of artificial intelligence soared in 2022, as can be seen from the hype around applications such as GPT Chat and DALL-E. AI development continues to advance, and 2023 will bring an even more significant breakthrough for this type of technology. The lead in 2023 will still be held by generative artificial intelligence, which will become the basis of workflows in companies. How is this possible? We are already witnessing that artificial intelligence, guided by knowledge acquired from humans, is helping to create all kinds of content: from writing, proofreading and graphic design to analytics and customer service. And while some fear that this technology will put people out of work, it works best when it works with people, not instead of them.
The development of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) will be particularly prominent in business development. Closely related to artificial intelligence and machine learning, the RPA process automates business processes such as processing transactions, handling data, and even responding to emails. Its main advantage is that it automates repetitive tasks that employees used to do, allowing them to focus on more creative and productive tasks. It also saves costs, increases profitability, reduces the time spent on time-consuming tasks, and has a lower probability of errors.
3. AI IN CYBERSECURITY
The widespread use of digital technology across industries requires implementing stringent infrastructure, data, and network security measures. Cyber attacks are becoming more common and costly, so investment in cybersecurity is becoming necessary. Artificial intelligence can also help with this.
Cybersecurity experts proclaim that one solution to security breaches is to provide comprehensive, integrated protection using artificial intelligence, big data, and privacy technologies. Artificial intelligence can more accurately perform security tests because it achieves a minimal margin of error. Any advancement in AI development will make the prevention of hacking attacks more accurate. However, let's not forget that investment in cybersecurity development is not only about providing the right tools but also the knowledge and qualifications of professionals who will guide the process correctly.
4. INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)
The greater part of our lives moves online, the more we enter the Internet of Things (IoT) era. What is IoT? It is nothing more than a system of interconnected devices and applications that exchange data and communicate over a network. These include, for example, smart home appliances (home appliances), lighting, monitoring technologies, or autonomous cars. The number of IoT sensor devices is growing every year, and experts estimate that each of us will own more than a dozen such devices in less than ten years. Today, we can use a smartphone to turn on the vacuum cleaner or answer the phone with a watch. This is not only making life easier for users, but also a development in terms of software, which equates to increased workloads and the opening of new vacancies. All of this also comes with the risk of information leakage or phishing, so it will also affect the aforementioned investments in cybersecurity investments.
What is the meta-world (also called metaversum)? Why has it been identified as an IT trend for 2023? The term was first used in 1992 by Neal Stephenson in his science fiction novel "Blizzard." The author describes the metaverse as a virtual world parallel to the real one. The originator of the development of the modern meta-world was the company Meta (formerly Facebook). In 2021, Meta created its metaverse called Horizon Worlds. Unfortunately, the investment in the development of the digital world has brought the company huge losses so far, but in 2023 Meta representatives proclaim that funding for the project will not be stopped.
To date, the metaverse has no established definition. It commonly functions as a shared virtual environment of multiple 3D worlds and the intersection of the real world and the online world. In the metaverse, life is lived through avatars who interact with each other and play social roles as in the real world.
How are companies taking advantage of this technology? More and more employers are investing in extended digital environments based on the metaverse - they are creating a meta-world in the e-commerce area, for example, which allows them to improve products, work on a better brand image or connect with consumers. The industrial metaverse is one of the greatest hopes of the industry and so-called Industry 5.0. Applications are numerous, ranging from capturing and digitizing the real world, understanding and enriching data in virtual environments, or achieving sustainable goals while optimizing costs.
It is estimated that 5G technology will revolutionize our lives and work. Artificial intelligence, along with advances in natural language processing and machine learning, will become commonplace. This makes IT workers aware that their role is also changing rapidly. It obliges them to take an even broader view of the future and keep abreast of emerging technologies. Expanding their knowledge and improving their skills will not just come from employees' desire and motivation but from necessity. All to acquire the competencies of the future and respond to the needs of the labor market.