With 2023 in full swing, we predict a few trends that will evolve information technology solutions and continue to accelerate digital transformation. Many experts are sharing their predictions, and here are a few of the top ones that may help your business.
Managed service providers will be vital for SMBs
The reliance on cloud-based services led to a rise in cyberattacks for businesses. Unfortunately, cybercrime is expected to increase this year. Almost 50% of SMBs experienced a cyberattack in 2022. SMBs feel a greater weight of worry than large enterprises because a single event can cause severe damage to smaller companies.
In addition, to an uncertain economy, 2023 may be a perfect storm for businesses that have yet to shore up their cybersecurity defenses.
MSPs have become a lifeline to businesses because they support or serve as a security team to protect against cyberattacks.
Increase in managed cloud services
Despite cybercrime, cloud adoption continues to rise because of its advantages. Businesses have grown more dependent on cloud-based services and third-party providers because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the cloud’s scalability and flexibility. We will see more companies using a cloud hybrid approach this year, and outsourcing managed cloud services will become a routine practice.
Businesses will need to be smarter in IT investment
Research data indicates that IT spending will increase in 2023. Companies are looking to digitally transform their businesses, but they must establish a clear path to achieve this goal. Many companies want to upgrade their systems, but only a small percentage have a clear framework to implement these changes, which may negatively impact their success. Companies are turning to MSPs to help plan and invest in IT to rid themselves of legacy technology.
Convergence of OT and IT
The increased focus on digital transformation combined with global economic factors will accelerate the convergence of operational technology (OT) and IT systems. Operational technology is hardware and software that detects or causes a change by directly monitoring and controlling equipment, assets, processes and events. OT involves systems or devices that interact with and monitor the physical environment, such as fire control, building management and industrial control systems. These solutions have given rise to more internet of things (IoT) assets coming into the mix to enable companies to be more productive and competitive.
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No matter how 2023 shapes up, iTelecom can support your tech needs so that you can focus on growing your business.