Deloitte is a large international consulting company with offices around the world. It is part of the so-called big four audit companies and ranks first in terms of the number of employees – more than 300 thousand of them work in this structure. Fortune has repeatedly included Deloitte in the list of the most prominent organizations on the planet. The company itself periodically shares interesting reports – for example, on the potential development of the global economy with an emphasis on technological innovations. She made such a list of trends for 2022.

Sharing data will become easier and more secure

Deloitte experts note a boom in technologies that facilitate the mechanics of secure data exchange between organizations. Important in this case is the nuance of confidentiality, which inevitably affects the activities of the world’s leading organizations. The consulting company notes that the need to exchange secure data with other participants in the ecosystem inevitably leads to the emergence of new business models and products.

What’s more, these same data-sharing protocols have helped drug manufacturers, government agencies, and hospitals coordinate and implement extensive vaccination programs that prioritize efficiency and safety, as well as protecting privacy and intellectual property. However, this applies not only to such large-scale tasks, but also to a more mundane sector.

Cloud will focus on scaling

For the sake of digital transformation and universal digitalization, in the recent past, the focus has been on meeting the needs of specific enterprises. In the future, it will shift to cover the needs of entire sectors of the economy – in this regard, the obvious effect of consolidation is already felt.

The focus is on companies with no limits on scalability, and software and service providers are increasingly working with global system integrations that can be easily implemented and expanded. Business is beginning to spend more and more money not on the acquisition of cloud and other technologies, but on their real widespread use in all areas of their activities.

Blockchain will become more interesting in business processes

Of course, today it is very difficult to imagine that in the near future interest in the blockchain from the standpoint of cryptocurrencies and opportunities to make money on them will decrease. However, it is important to understand that in the foreseeable future, more and more attention will be paid to blockchain as a technology for storing and transmitting data.

New technical advances and regulatory standards are driving the adoption of blockchain not only by financial institutions, but also by all other organizations. As technology is actively embraced in many industries, creative scenarios for its use are emerging, as well as new innovative business models.

Automation of everything and everything will be ubiquitous

Businesses are starting to reengineer their processes for maximum automation through cloud and other technologies. IT and non-IT leaders are already actively identifying repetitive and manual processes and shifting them to automation and self-service solutions. The result is the optimization of terms.

the acceleration of the sale of goods, more efficient and stable activities in general. End-to-end automation is an important stage in the life of large companies, which has not yet been fully realized. But it is already clear today that by moving from manual administration to automation, businesses will be able to more effectively control their increasingly complex systems and improve the customer experience by increasing availability and reducing the number of potential problems.

AI will increase security in the digital space

In the not-too-distant future, teams that oversee enterprise security may be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data protection tasks and the difficulty in detecting cyberattacks. The fact is that the planes of enterprises potentially subject to attacks are expanding exponentially. The degree of use of cellular networks is increasing, as well as the number of gadgets connected to them, remote work is gaining momentum.

All this leads to the fact that attacks on employees individually and businesses as a whole are becoming more dangerous. The solution could be the active implementation of AI, which can allow organizations not only to react faster, but also to anticipate the actions of intruders. Neural networks can be used to speed up data analysis, identify security gaps, search for anomalous activity, and detect threats. All this will help specialists create the strongest possible security systems.

Control of intelligent physical equipment will be strengthened

With the increase in the number of smart gadgets in everyday life, the need to automate the process of their control is also growing. Leaders must think about how to connect, manage, maintain and protect business-critical physical assets, including smart manufacturing equipment, as well as automated food preparation robots.

inspection drones, medical devices. Interruptions in the operation of all this equipment can be critical not only for business, but also for human life. Gadgets like these require the highest levels of uptime and may require new solutions to manage and monitor them. To implement them, managers will probably have to think about how to acquire new technologically talented employees or retrain existing staff.

Billions will continue to be invested in quantum technologies

The most priority directions in the technological development of mankind in the near future are rather vague. However, it is difficult to argue that quantum computing will certainly be one of them. The stumbling block in this issue remains the Majorant fermion, which causes a huge number of disputes. Some believe that with the help of this particle, which contains antimatter for itself.

amazing things can be done. But there are opponents of this assertion. Such discussions are very promising, but they prove that the world is still at the very beginning of quantum research with no definite time frame for making breakthroughs. Quantum research is really gaining momentum – in the next decade it will move into a real commercial environment, so in 2022, tech giants, governments and early-stage startups will continue to invest billions in the race for quantum breakthroughs.