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Technology Trends for 2023

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  • December 19, 2022
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As one year draws to a close and the next one is about to get started, now is as good a time as any to look forward into 2023.
In previous blogs, we’ve written about ways that you can set yourself up for success in the new year. All of those tips are evergreen and remain vitally important if you’re looking to knuckle down and succeed in your business next year.
What is really interesting at this time of year is to think about trends that we can expect to see in 2023. When it comes to tech trends, here are some of the most interesting ones we can see on the horizon.

More bridges between the physical and digital world

We will likely see more and more of a bridge between the digital and physical worlds as we get into 2023. It’s now easier than ever to model occurrences in the real world in computer programs, adjust and adapt them for optimisation.
A great example of this already happening is with 3D printing – and it is conceivable that we’re only just scratching the surface of what is possible with this technology.

More autonomous systems

If you don’t work in the supply chain you might not have seen an autonomous system yet, however it is very likely that you have benefited from one.
With more technologies like 5G available, it means that things that seemed like science fiction a few years ago – such as autonomous vehicles or delivery robots – are slowly becoming a reality. Ocado is already using robots in its warehouses to sort. shift and lift orders.  You can be sure it won’t be long until other warehouse operators will be looking to do the same.
However, an autonomous system doesn’t just have to exist in a warehouse. Any system that automates or expediates a manual repetitive action could be sped up by autonomous systems.

More sustainable technology

Whilst more and more of us have access to technology now, this does come at an environmental cost. All of the smart devices and computers that we have need to contain some sort of microchip. Microchips all contain some small traces of precious metals, and sourcing those metals has an environmental strain.
Similarly, whilst many people are shifting their files and documents to the cloud, this too has an impact. The “cloud” will be physically located in a huge data centre hungry for power 24/7.
Both of these common areas of our interaction with technology have a significant environmental impact. It is easy to see that more and more people are going to look at how technology can be used more sustainably from 2023 onwards.

What these trends mean

Admittedly, these trends are most likely to be picked up and moved forward by big businesses first of all. However, it doesn’t take long for tech trends to be picked up and adapted for SMEs too.
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In the meantime, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.