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The 3 top IT trends in 2022

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How will IT change in 2022? Looking back at the last two years, we are convinced that 2022 will also be a very dynamic year. We will observe significant trends in the technology market. We have selected three areas (except mobile trends) we believe will be dominant in 2022. 

In this article, you will read about:

Cybersecurity – the world’s biggest challenge – and how  we deal with it as an outsourcing company

Blockchain – developments and security in the cryptocurrency world
Cloud – its growing importance in the delivery of IT service

Cybersecurity – the world’s biggest challenge – and how  we deal with it as an outsourcing company

Cyber security – a topic of undoubted importance to the entire world. Increased digitization, hybrid work, and global supply chains are causing the increase in cybercrime. Did you know that about 95% of cyber breaches are due to human error? For us, an IT outsourcing company, this is a priority topic. 

We are constantly educating ourselves, conducting tests, and organizing internal guilds and Talk4Devs meetings on security. 

Recently, we have conducted security testing with our employees. 

The development department personated Microsoft and sent out an email asking people to download and install a software update. 

Another area that will challenge the world is AI technology. Deepfakes are likely to be used on a much wider scale by cybercriminals and fraudsters. Scams involving the impersonation of particular individuals via image or audio are causing much concern. Cybersecurity techniques and trends are constantly evolving. A cyberattack can devastate a company of any size, so it is up to each organization to establish appropriate security measures for protecting the company and customer information.

Blockchain – developments and security in the cryptocurrency world

It is one of the hottest trends due to its role in the databases of digital transactions and cryptocurrencies. Blockchain is known as the technology supporting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, the application of blockchain goes far beyond these two areas. It plays a crucial role in the supply chain, cyber security (identity theft), or logistics.

According to the Worldwide Semiannual Blockchain Spending Guide, global spending on Blockchain is expected to reach nearly $12 billion this year.

This database model has the potential to solve many problems related to online trust and security.

Blockchain technology can be used to improve security and integrity in any system. Data entered into Blockchain cannot be altered or deleted, which is why this solution is attracting more and more interest.

It is also interesting to note that by 2025, investment in Blockchain in the healthcare sector is expected to grow to around $6 billion. 

Blockchain is making an equally strong push into the work sphere. Our specialists are training intensively in this fascinating technology. There is a growing demand in outsourcing services for the development of decentralized DApps. 

Currently, the biggest drawback of blockchain technology is the huge amount of carbon dioxide emitted when mining the currency.

One possible solution at this point is to move to a Proof-of-Stake model. Undoubtedly, green operating models will generate greener approaches. We anticipate more and more investments focusing on renewable energy for Blockchain. 

The topic is important to us, and we are very excited to see how Blockchain technology will evolve over the coming months – the situation is dynamic.

Cloud and its growing importance in the delivery of services

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The Cloud has long played an important role in organizations, but the shift to remote working and the subsequent changes have accelerated its growth. While the IT service industry has long embraced the Cloud, many non-IT companies have lagged. In some parts of the world, the importance of cloud technology has grown to the point that companies are increasingly adopting a cloud-first approach.

The strengthened correlation between artificial intelligence and the cloud will certainly be an important element. One does not exist without the other. Combining AI with cloud services allows companies to make the most of both technologies in a cost-effective way. AI helps the cloud manage data, while the cloud provides continuous data backup and recovery in a virtual environment.

In 2022, organizations will increasingly opt for a hybrid cloud. The solution offers storing data in the public cloud on third-party servers, making it convenient to use and reducing the cost of maintaining a dedicated infrastructure. 

The second solution is to store data in a customizable private cloud which guarantees fast data transmission and limits possible downtime.

The hybrid cloud gives companies the best of both worlds. The most sensitive data can be stored privately on-premises, while more frequently used high-volume files are moved to a public cloud provider such as AWS and Azure.

As technology evolves, cybercrime will undoubtedly increase. In our opinion, expanding the knowledge of data security will be the primary focus this year and in the years to come. We are constantly attending to this aspect to ensure the highest level of security.

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