Market reports, research companies and industry leaders are predicting an increase in IT spending that may go up to $4.5 trillion in 2022. What products and/ solutions do the industry experts think will aid the tech industry? This is what they opine:
Vittal Salunke, Business Head at ATEN Advance Pvt Ltd
Beginning from 2020, organizations have shifted their operations online. Employees have been working remotely for close to two years. But now the trend is changing – while some organizations are asking their employees to return to offices full time, the others are giving an option for hybrid working and a few others have declared permanent remote working. Under such conditions where different workplaces are opting for different modes of work environment, there is a huge need to bring everyone under one umbrella.
With a trend towards all-inclusive collaborative team activity rather than individual desk-based working, even if office real estate is scaled back, collaborative multifunction meetings spaces are likely to gain importance. And this has enormous implications for IT and networking systems integrators as well as vendors of collaborative workplace solutions. In 2022, ATEN bets on increased growth for hybrid workplaces & IT infrastructure remote access management solutions. The supporting industries include Data Centre management, UC enabled services and solutions for all environments which will also act as contributing factors for ATEN’s growth.
ATEN is a leading provider of converged AV/IT solutions. The team has been servicing the AV/IT vertical since 1979 and for decades we have honed our skills in providing solutions that have helped our clients to catch up with market trends. This in turn aids us to be sure of what products and market verticals we need to target YoY. The pandemic has only expedited the process of advanced trending technology.
As a need of an hour ATEN has decided to target and contribute to the product lines in 2022 that will be focused on audio speakers, audio amplifiers, video wall processors, streaming solutions & remote control manufacturing product line for manufacturing, defence, BFSI, healthcare, education segments and integrated DC management solutions.
Adrian Johnson, Director Technology at TechnoBind
The Covid-19 pandemic will continue to impact our lives in many ways and it means we will continue to see an accelerated rate of digitization and virtualization of business and society in 2022. In times like the current pandemic, the IT industries are acting as savvier in terms of business continuity. The technology industry has always weathered crises and found novel ways to emerge stronger each time. In fact, tech companies have led the way on a variety of strategies that other industries are now using to cope with this crisis. As we step more deeply into digitization the need for cutting-edge technology will be on priority. It has led to large increases in demand for technology products and services.
We have seen in the recent past that the dependency on technology has increased and from our portfolio, I believe while we will see extreme adoption of collaboration solutions given the current crises, but customers have realised the need to adopt solutions that will automate their workflow, speciality technologies focused on IoT and digital transformation for efficient use of their workforce
Vikas Bhonsle, CEO at Crayon Software Experts India
The year 2022 will see a big boom in Multicloud adoption across verticals. Tech research and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC) had already declared 2021 to be the year of Multicloud, with the vast majority of enterprises deploying combinations of on-premises, off-premises, public, and private clouds as their default environments. They also claim that by 2022, over 90% of enterprises worldwide will be relying on a mix of on-premises/dedicated private clouds, multiple public clouds, and legacy platforms to meet their infrastructure needs.
Where most industries failed to comply with the rapidly changing scenarios led by the pandemic, cloud computing supported the global economy by ensuring continuity for remote workforces and allowing supply chains to adapt. Cloud solutions have made it possible to seamlessly ‘work from anywhere.’ Imagine, if there were no cloud storage or cloud-based services, there would have been no meetings over Teams or Zoom, or for that matter, there would be no tools for even mailing, messaging, or conferencing remotely.
Multicloud enables companies to transfer their workload on multiple clouds with respective applications and data criticality. It enables the management of multiple cloud services such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS and provides flexibility.
The hike in Multicloud adoption is also influenced by some other technology trends. In 2022, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be a critical enabler in cloud computing technology adoption. Organisations will therefore look for a strong AI engineering strategy to ensure that their projects will not fail. AI engineering is an emergent discipline focused on developing tools, systems, and processes to enable the application of AI in real-world contexts. It also plays a vital role in keeping data centers up and running.
We also see that public cloud companies are transitioning to location-agnostic distributed cloud services, where they maintain, operate, and develop the services but physically provide them at the point where it is needed. This process eliminates latency issues and satisfies privacy regulations such as the GDPR which requires data storage in specific geographic locations. A few types of distributed cloud include on-premises, Internet of Things (IoT) edge cloud, metro-area community cloud, 5G mobile edge cloud, and global network edge cloud.
By the end of 2022, industrial firms will be largely using edge computing, data analysis and solution development at the data generation site. It will make businesses more efficient by reducing latency, cost, and security risks. In fact, the global roll-out of 5G technology is supercharging this development, leading to a massive demand for cloud-to-edge applications.