Gartner: Metaverse will not belong to any manufacturer

A few days ago, the consulting firm Gartner released ten strategic technology trends for 2023, including sustainability, metaverse, super applications, adaptive AI, digital immune systems, application observability, industry cloud platforms, platform engineering, wireless value realization and AI trust, risk and safety management, and makes judgments such as “Metaverse will not belong to any manufacturer”. For future technology trends, Gartner makes the following judgments. One is sustainability across all technology trends. In a recent Gartner survey, CEOs said environmental and social change had become one of the top three priorities for investors, after profit and revenue. This means that in order to achieve sustainability goals, executives must invest more in innovative solutions that address ESG needs.

To do this, organizations need new sustainable technology frameworks to improve the energy and material efficiency of IT services, enable enterprise sustainability through technologies such as traceability, analytics, renewable energy and artificial intelligence (AI), while also Deploy IT solutions that help clients achieve their sustainability goals.

The second is that the Metaverse will not belong to any manufacturer. The Metaverse is defined by Gartner as a collective virtual shared space formed by the fusion of physical and digital realities augmented by virtual technologies. This space is persistent and able to provide an enhanced immersive experience.

Gartner expects the complete metaverse to be device independent and not owned by any one vendor. It will generate a virtual economic system powered by digital currency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Gartner predicts that by 2027, more than 40% of large enterprise organizations worldwide will use a combination of Web3, augmented reality (AR) cloud and digital twins in metaverse-based projects to increase revenue.

Third, the digital immune system will reduce corporate risks. With 76% of teams responsible for digital products now also accountable for revenue, according to Gartner, CIOs are looking for new practices and approaches that enable their teams to reduce risk and improve customer satisfaction while delivering high business value . The digital immune system provides them with a roadmap to meet this requirement.

The Digital Immune System improves system resilience and stability by combining data-driven operational insights, automation and limit testing, automated incident resolution, software engineering in IT operations, and security in the application supply chain. Gartner predicts that by 2025, organizations investing in digital immune systems will be able to reduce system downtime by as much as 80 percent, with the reduced losses directly translating into higher revenue.

Fourth, super applications will be popularized on a large scale around the world. A super application is an application that integrates application, platform and ecosystem functions. Not only does it have its own set of features, but it also provides a platform for third parties to develop and publish their own microapps. Gartner predicts that by 2027, more than 50% of the world’s population will be daily active users of multiple super apps.

While most super apps are mobile, the concept can also be applied to desktop client apps like Microsoft Teams, Slack, etc. The point is that super apps must be able to integrate and replace multiple apps used by customers or employees.

Fifth, the industry cloud platform will promote agile innovation of enterprises. The industry cloud platform provides industry modular capabilities that support industry application scenarios by combining SaaS, Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Enterprises can use the packaging capabilities of industry cloud platforms as basic modules to compose unique and differentiated digital business projects. Gartner predicts that by 2027, more than 50% of enterprises will use industry cloud platforms to accelerate their business projects.

In addition, adaptive AI, application observability, platform engineering, wireless value realization and AI trust, risk and security management are also among the top ten strategic technology trends for 2023.

Author: Song Jing

Editor丨Liu Jing

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Producer丨Lian Xiaodong