3 technology trends HP expects to see in 2023

3 technology trends HP expects to see in 2023

HP’s data science and AI solutions leader shares his predictions on edge computing, sustainability within IT and the global growth in data.

“We are entering a new era of autonomous machines, personalized retail, smarter cities and optimized supply chains, all driven by data at the speed of now.”

So says Tom Sadler, HP’s data science and AI solutions leader in the UK and Ireland. He joined the company at the beginning of the year, with 11 years of IT experience behind him.

He spoke with SiliconRepublic.com and shared the tech trends he believes will continue into 2023.

Global data is going to increase

Sadler said it is “safe to say” that the amount of data in the world will increase in 2023 and the years beyond. The International Data Corporation predicts that the global datasphere will grow to 163 billion terabytes by 2025.

“The question is, how are we going to make good use of it all? Thanks to platforms like Power BI and Tableau, ‘big data’ is no longer the preserve of large organizations.

“Companies of all sizes are starting to see that data is part of their IP, and a valuable asset to be exploited.”

As the amount of data grows, Sadler said one of the biggest challenges companies face is promoting data literacy.

“Data must become part of every company strategy,” he explained. “Company leaders are great at getting people behind a clear vision of where a company is going – data teams need to be able to show how data will help them get there.

“More than our ability to decipher data and extract nuggets of wisdom from it, data teams will be judged on how well we articulate these insights so our fellow leaders can act on them in ways that deliver the most value.”

Edge computing will redefine our technology use

Sadler also spoke positively about the potential of edge computing – bringing computers closer to data sources to improve response times.

He said that examples of this technology were evident at this year’s FIFA World Cup, as the stadiums, players and football were equipped with technology “that can enable them to semi-automate offside”.

“We are moving into an era in which sensors will be everywhere and inanimate objects will have the intelligence to make decisions for themselves and communicate with each other,” Sadler said.

He added that this has a range of potential benefits for businesses, tackling lost profits from downtime and empowering companies to use energy “just as it’s needed”.

“Even in the event of power or internet outages, devices will continue to stream data,” Sadler said. “Uncoupling technology from the cloud, edge computing is poised to transform the way we live.”

Sustainability will have a greater focus in IT

With the looming climate crisis, sustainability is becoming more important in every sector. Sadler believes IT is no exception.

“At HP, there is a constant push to drive innovations that lower the energy consumption associated with IT,” he said.

He listed several ways the company is focused on reducing its own environmental impact while helping customers become more sustainable.

“HP Anyware allows simpler devices to perform all the functions of power-hungry workstations, Workplace Services lets companies transition to more efficient device-as-a-service models and our hyperconverged infrastructure means there’s less hardware to run in data centers and to cool down.”

Earlier this year, HP also launched its Amplify Impact program to train and educate its partners while helping them move towards a more circular economy.

“Sustainable IT is more than just a trend – when done right, it makes your business more resilient, improves your reputation and improves your financial performance,” said Sadler.

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