2022: Digital Trends, Patterns, and Focus areas

Trends to look for in 2022
  1. Crypto and crypto loans — Cryptocurrencies are getting popular day by day and it became one of the investment options in the investment portfolio for many. As more cryptos are being accumulated as wealth, they are used as collateral to take loans. Business ideas around crypto loans are on the rise and we will continue to see this getting enhanced in a better way in the years to come.
  2. Composite SLA — We have experienced outages with many cloud providers this year. AWS had 2 outages just in December. All the cloud providers provide SLA on individual resources. However, the application is built by combining several cloud resources. The cloud vendors should provide the SLA and commitment for the combined resources rather than individual resources.
  3. Fintech and Business coins — Enterprises across the globe have realized the power of having their financial instrument for transactions. The majority of the companies are going big about implementing their cryptos and using the same for transactions. These implementations help businesses to create an easy engagement with the customer and thereby realizing the long-lasting relationship.
  4. Digital transformation improvements — OnPrem to Cloud is now changing from legacy cloud to serverless cloud. Cloud 2.0 is already being implemented by many. On the other hand, other businesses are still using on-prem and first-generation cloud offerings. This is definitely as a step backward than forward. We will continue to see momentum in cloud adoption
  5. Crowd Testing — Crowdsourcing is a relatively old concept and it has been used with application development and also testing. The emergent in the tools has made crowd testing simple and valuable. And pass the benefits to the customer directly rather than have a time-consuming quality control process. Time to market, early feedback on the product, customer benefits, and many benefits can be achieved here.
  6. Cyber Security — As applications comprise many non-human entities in modern design, it is essential to safeguard both humans and machines against threats and risks. Cyber security mesh will continue to grow as the security architecture enables the distributed enterprises to deploy and extend security where it is needed the most. All these different entities will be governed by a cyber-savvy security board.
Gartner — Technology trends — 2022
Next-gen teams
YouTube — user experience
Disney — Common error messages for all the failures
Delivery assurance/guarantee
  1. Neighbor (Peer-to-peer self-storage) — Make your garage or basement a rental storage option.
  2. ClubHouse (Talking social media app) — Talk, listen, and learn along with others in realtime all by talking
  3. Thumtack (Gig economy) — Even though released in 2017, the true momentum started gaining just from the pandemic. Every simple job can be made available on demand. Work in your free time.
  4. Ikea, Amazon (AR-based assistant apps) — As the stores were closed as a precaution and safety measure, AR-based tools within the apps helped users to understand what they are buying.
  5. Redfin, Zillow, Xome (iBuyers) — One of the reasons for the home market to be a big boom is the iBuyer algorithm.
  6. Masterworks (Digital trade of physical art) — Be a digital shareholder of any valuable art from the world’s best artists.
  7. Seed Invest (Be a part of seed investment) — Invest at a very early stage of the startups. Earlier, you need not be an angel investor or VC to be investing. And the startups with ideas have more options for them to get the fund for their running and expansion.
  8. Acre Trader (Hold equity of farmland) — Be a part of the farming revolution by investing in digital trading of the farmland.
  9. OpenSea (NFT arts) — NFT arts in the form of images, videos, etc are getting popular and this can be bought with cryptocurrencies
Apps that showed different ideas in 2021
  1. A Thousand Brains by Jeff Hawkins
  2. Where will man take us? by Atul Jalan
  3. Cloud FinOps by J.R. Storment and Mike Fuller
What books can you read to keep up with the emerging trends?

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Shankar Kumarasamy

Shankar Kumarasamy

Mobile application and connected-devices development consultant. Enthusiastic and excited about digital transformation era.

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