Technology has always been an important foundation for communication and collaboration. They have transformed fundamental approaches to healthcare, trade, education and financial services in the global economy. Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President of MERAT, Dell Technologies, told us how technology will define the digital future this year.
In 2022, we live in an economy where, thanks to an expanding data ecosystem, you can make any transactions from anywhere. According to the Association of Big Data Market Participants, the volume of this market in Russia by the beginning of 2020 is 10-30 billion rubles. At the same time.
in accordance with the average forecasts of Russian and foreign experts, this indicator is expected to grow 10 times – up to 300 billion rubles by 2024. Today, the leaders in the implementation of technologies in Russian companies are such digitalization tools as robotic automation of business processes, the use of chat bots, big data analysis tools and predictive analytics. Big data analysis technology is the most frequently implemented among Russian companies.
Today, the impact of technology is global, and the government is committed to driving digital inclusion and transformation in many industries as part of its goal of developing a digital economy. With that in mind, let’s look at the technological shifts that will change the state of business in Russia.
The periphery will become the new frontier. With the rise of IoT devices and the proliferation of data, edge or edge computing is gaining momentum.
This shift is the result of a rapid, explosive growth in the amount of data generated by machines and people, as well as the need for immediate access to this data and its understanding and analysis. Edge computing is used to create smart buildings and cities, as well as to improve the efficiency of factory floors and retail stores. This area is considered promising by the largest players in the IT market.
In the new age of data, simply being a digital organization is no longer a hallmark. Today, the business trajectory is based on its ability to effectively acquire, collect, store and properly manage data, so companies are increasingly able to extract insights from data, the ability to focus on creating new value through technology.
Regional businesses and governments face increasingly sophisticated cyber threats that affect revenues and services. Dell Technologies GDPI 2021 survey found that globally, 82% of businesses are concerned that current data protection measures may not be sufficient to meet their future needs, and 74% of respondents indicate that with the increase in the number of employees working from home, they have become more are at risk of data loss due to cyber threats.
After 2022, quantum computing, mobility (in the automotive industry) and digital twins will gain momentum and stand out among the leading technologies. They will determine the main directions of development.
Quantum Computing. There will be cost-effective and affordable ways to put quantum systems in the hands of researchers from universities, data processing teams and scientists. In Russia, quantum networks will be massively introduced in the next three years, according to the NTI Competence Center for Quantum Communications based at NUST Misses. According to the roadmap for the development of quantum communications in Russia, by 2024 they plan to launch 7,000 kilometers of quantum networks.
It is rapidly becoming a data-driven industry, with everything from entertainment to security to big breakthroughs like automated product delivery and car-as-a-service. In the automotive ecosystem, the focus will rapidly shift from mechanical systems to the data and computing industry. The industry will continue to evolve towards digital transformation and deeper engagement with IT ecosystems.
Digital twins will be the main driver of digital transformation 3.0. This type of data analysis will change the future of business. Considering all possible use cases, the market for digital twins is predicted to grow rapidly in the coming years.
From January 1, 2022, the national standard for digital twins of products began to operate in Russia. GOST contains uniform definitions of the digital twin itself, virtual tests, etc. Some countries have already become interested in the Russian digital twin standard.
These short- and long-term visions are based on today’s successes, and optimists envision a world where people and technology work together to achieve impressive results at an unprecedented rate. With determination and a focus on using technology to drive progress, 2022 could truly be the year that defines the digital future.