Predictions and Tech Trends for 2022 from CIOs and Other IT Leaders


London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/26/2022 -- 2022 could be an interesting year for CIOs and IT leaders. Pressures are beginning to bite in terms of talent shortages but there are also a wealth of opportunities thanks to ongoing digital transformation and increasingly innovative technology, such as analytics and AI. CIOs say they are increasingly being positioned to influence the agenda within their organisations, fusing the traditional CIO role with that of a CEO, and sometimes CFO, and taking on challenges relating to productivity and efficiency. Expansion in cloud usage and greater use of data to unlock sustainability have also been identified as key trends for 2022. When it comes to tackling those talent shortages, CIOs predict the most demand in roles relating to information security, analytics, architecture and cloud and engineering. From increasing wages to attract more talent, to streamlining cloud-first and platform-based architectures to adopting low-code/no-code solutions to minimise the need for niche recruiting, there are many responses that businesses could adopt, according to predictions from CIOs and IT leaders.

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