Software Development: Top 16 New Trends Expected In 2023
If you were asked five years ago to predict what your workplace would be like in 2022, most people likely couldn't fully envision their highly flexible, remote-friendly environment today. However, what was easy to predict then and now is the overwhelming role that technology will play in almost any business.
And, industry experts have insights and ideas on how technology continues to evolve and how it affects the way we work, keeping their finger on the pulse of technology in the workplace. Now, let's explore the technological advances and challenges that we anticipate will soon affect the workplace and how businesses should get ready.
1. Application integration
Application integration services enable the sharing of processes and business data between different applications in an organization. Think of all the apps you use in your organization that might need some integration. These include Salesforce, NetSuite, SugarCRM, Magento, as well as human resource, supply chain management (SCM), and warehouse management (WMS) systems. Many managers today approach the same problem from different perspectives. For example, IT and finance teams need to manage FinOp projects, but often lack the right information and data for optimal collaboration. An integrated application will allow all stakeholders to come together on the project, align the interests of all parties, and ensure the success of the technology investment.
2. No-Code Tools
Experienced workers are more comfortable with no-code tools that allow them to build their own workflows and applications to do their jobs better. No-code development fundamentally changes the way applications are built, allowing users to build complex workflows without writing a single line of code. It is a customizable, safe and economical solution based on ideas and not technical know-how. Businesses can harness that creativity and help their employees get the most out of tools like Notion, Airtable, and Retool, so business tools can adapt and learn from the people who actually use them.
3. Lack of technical workers
The shortage of technical personnel continues. As a result, the market will become competitive and tools that can identify talent – less than traditional talent – will be important. When you get back to the office, the remote tools are still there. If someone works from home, it is better for everyone to have a remote control for efficient work.
4. Dynamic access and authorization management
Covid-19 has accelerated remote work and broadened the scope of attacks that IT administrators need to know. Today's Internet is the limit. Maintaining dynamic access and authorization systems will remain central. IT leaders should invest in secure access services, dynamic firewalls, endpoint security, reliable network access, and cloud security management solutions.
5. Team building game
Gaming and its evolution in the metaverse and virtual reality are new trends that are already influencing the workplace and opening up new opportunities for team building. For example, a new trend is physical VR games which allow people to watch a virtual game "in real life" together with their teammates.
6. Business-based social media
A business-based social media platform with a rich user interface that impacts the direction and values of the company, providing stronger employee relations and community resource solutions in a digital workplace. The beginning of corporate awareness is taking shape. DEI initiatives, a work culture that encourages gestures, and the right platform lay the foundations for digital awareness in the company.
7. Business-Led IT
Business-led IT, where employees decide which technology to use, will increase employee productivity by allowing them to respond more quickly to market conditions and increase job satisfaction. Companies can prepare for this trend by adopting technology security and governance principles that stem from a decentralized buying and selling process rather than a command and control process.
8 Technology-driven recruitment and training
I think we will see more companies using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and machine earning (ML) to hire and train their employees in the coming years. However, I don't think this process is 100% complete. Instead, recruiters and training managers will harness the power of this technology to level the playing field for new hires, regardless of their previous experience or education.
9. Distributed Identities
Distributed identities - currently in the early stages, but already in the W3C standard - will have an impact in the workplace. Users use DIDs in a variety of ways to comply with the ever-growing and diverse privacy and data protection laws. Software development companies must prepare for the BYOI (bring your own identity) model. It may sound unrealistic, but remember that BYOD was an unrealistic idea ten years ago.
10. Independent artificial intelligence
With the rise of artificial intelligence, we are moving beyond automation to systems that can invent new ways to do our work and make people use the standard. This delegation offers enormous benefits, but it can also complicate existing autonomous front-end security and operation efforts. An overview of how to adapt technical policies and procedures can be easily used and remove future barriers.
11. Progressive Web Apps
Progressive web apps could become a trend if Apple changes its policy in this area. When it comes to the necessary preparation, it is important to address two points. First, you need to prepare a mobile setup for an app, and second, you need to read Google's guides carefully.
12. Specialization in the workplace
Just as personalization is a growing trend in the evolution of machine learning, companies must prepare to specialize in the workplace. How are people with special rare abilities obtained? Bonus packages and negotiations are not enough; HR must take care of specialized employees by anticipating their performance, wants, and needs.
13. Balancing the costs and benefits of hybrid work
The workplace will continue to be a "hybrid" where you work in the office and at home. The trick is to take advantage and keep costs under control. Benefits include talent utilization and reduced staffing costs (such as office space and travel costs). However, there are costs to this, including staff development and creating an engaging culture.
14. Multifactor Authentication
Multifactor authentication requires a separate device that allows the user to authenticate their identity. Depending on the role, the person may need to use a personal device, such as a mobile phone. This may become a moot point for some as they don't want to put work-related apps on their personal devices. To prepare, companies need to have a clear policy and communicate it well in advance of the introduction of macro-financial assistance.
15. Solve OKRs
Given the prevalence of hybrid and remote work, I believe that leveraging third-party solutions to develop, communicate, and communicate key goals and outcomes will become increasingly important for midsize and large organizations. This will ensure alignment and provide the ability to objectively 'rank' individuals and teams to achieve their OKRs.
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