Tech trends to dump by 2023
Out with the old, in with the new. The history of IT, as per Deloitte Insights 2023 Tech Trends report, has evolved over “three enduring eternities: interaction, information, and computation.” Extensive research leads to this affirmation. According to Deloitte’s results for this month, “The future of IT will continue to march along these same three tracks toward specific, convergent endgames: simplicity, intelligence, and abundance.” But how do these translate into tech trends in technology for the new year, exactly?
This blog post captures insight of sustenance on tech trends we’re noticing for 2023 while it also lists our internal notions of trends in technology for the coming year as per our own developers at Nearsure. Let’s see what trends we need to dump as we move forward into the new year.
1. Mobile as the ultimate platform
With continuous developments in “all-things-mobile,” it would be reasonable to expect 2023 to be another year where leaps in mobile continue to surge. Yet, reports on the topic lean more towards a reduction in capacity in these portable screens than immersive virtual experiences can offer. The prediction is that the metaverse takes over more and more, and the jump is tied to moving this tech to the business world.
Of course, the online transition towards mixed reality expansion, as Deloitte puts it, is not a yearly progress, but more of a decade in the making.
2. A lack of trust in Artificial Intelligence
Gone are the days we felt AI was here to do damage. Deloitte’s new trends for 2023 also suggest businesses needing to affirm their trust in AI for important decision-making. From optimized financial visibility and improved insurance underwriting to enhanced user experiences, the past few years have shown the impact AI is making in industries such as fintech, insurance, venture capital, and many more. 2023 will be the year to stop hesitation in AI trust and, on the contrary, focus on using this technology to further enhance business areas.
3. The tech trend of commuting to an office as the only resort
All sorts of work have long stopped meaning ticking a tally sheet with in and out time stamps. In tech, the norm has deviated from rigid productive control even more so. In this scheme, commuting and walking into an office building (of diverse kinds) is more of a choice nowadays. Yet, as Forbes published this November, “Many workers (and employers) want some time in the office to collaborate, share ideas and build a company culture.” This is why we keep using alliances with companies such as WeWork as part of the benefits we give our talent around the world and keep a regular office in place as our
headquarters. The overarching truth impacting our workforce is that hybrid work has also become more common as of COVID-19.
On top of the above, 100% remote options, such as Nearsure’s basic culture, is now a big favorite in tech. There are enormous reasons for that preference, especially in our region. Transportation and considerable distances with diverse infrastructure cause many tech workers in Latin America to have to commute anywhere from 45 minutes up to 1.5 hours — each way.
While pre-COVID thinking about remote work was a commodity not many were willing to accept, and maybe even unthinkable in those pre-pandemic circumstances, pandemic and post-pandemic reality has altered that notion. 2022 was still a somewhat uncertain year for these working dynamics. Will we go back to before? Will our dynamics change forever?
We all had those sort of thoughts and debates listed above in one way or another, but we can safely agree that 2023 is a year where part of the trends in technology have to do with not having to think of an office walk-in as a mandatory requirement to make it in this field.
4. Not taking paid time off as part of trends in technology
Finally, Fernando, a senior quality assurance engineer who’s been with us for three years out of Costa Rica, was kind to remind us of the importance of what to us is now a regular benefit and habit.
At Nearsure, holidays as per our talent’s country of residence are a natural part of what we feel everyone should enjoy. We go even further to allow our talent to swap their official holidays for a day that is more suitable for them or of their liking.
Yet, as Fernando reminds us, many freelancers in tech are subject to contractual agreements that make time off a commodity to which they have no secured right when serving as outsourcers. If time is taken during the holidays, many aren’t being compensated for that resting time. For us, 2023 is a year to dump that trend in technology. As EuroNews stated during quarter four of this year, “the ongoing trend is apparent: work-life balance is becoming increasingly important to the global workforce.” We aim to respect that.
A wealth of possibilities is constantly open in technology
Whether it’s the metaverse, consolidating more trust in AI tools to advance our reach and knowledge in technology, finding the perfect balance between work from home and walking into an office, or sticking to work-life balance as a prevailing foundation for remote IT work, 2023 is full of promises for people in the tech field.
As usual, tech continues to be a great tool to make big leaps in many industries. We couldn’t wish a more fruitful year to you all.
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