Five 2023 IT Trends To Watch

Blog / Five 2023 IT Trends To Watch

Here are the 2023 IT trends we’re keeping tabs on.

After the inspiring but tiring chaos and freneticism of Christmas, it’s nice to be able to sit back and relax for a few days before throwing ourselves back into work. As surprising and fun as the holidays can be, a nice, predictable routine is just what many of us need these days. And what’s more comfortingly routine than an end-of the-year future trends list? There’s probably plenty of things, but regardless if you’re catching up on a few things in a quiet office or stretched out on the couch, we’ve got a quick little list of our own predications for 2023 IT trends.

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • The Rise of the Robots
  • Quantum Computing
  • Continued Growth of Mixed Reality
  • Sustainable Technology

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence, or AI as it’s also known, is going through something of a renaissance these days; we’re clearly not at the point where AI is truly intelligent (at least, not the way Hollywood’s made it out to be), but the technology has certainly matured enough to be economically useful, and in increasingly common settings. To be fair, savvy readers will remember we included AI on our list last year so it might seem like we’re trying to pull a fast one. Nevertheless, with the explosion of AI art and ChatGPT, we think it’s fair to say we can expect AI to continue to make waves in 2023, and probably many years beyond as it continues to mature.

The Rise of the Robots

Automation is the name of the game in business these days. Whether it’s automating processes or actual labour, businesses in every industry are looking for ways to streamline workflows. As AI continues to develop, the scope of projects robots can take on, be they robotic arms in factories, warehouse logistics bots running product through distribution centres, or even lethally-armed police bots in San Francisco, will continue to develop as well. We’re nowhere near close to putting a model of Rosie the Robot in every house, but you can be sure the role robots in everyday work life will grow, even if most of it remains behind the scenes.

Quantum Computing

One of the scientific highlights of 2022 was the US National Ignition Facility’s successful nuclear fusion ignition test. That doesn’t have much to do with IT, we know, but it does provide clear evidence that some ideas dismissed as science-fiction may actually be achievable. What’s more, many of the technologies developed over the course of the project have proven valuable in other industries. Of course, scientists have been pursuing nuclear fusion ignition fusion for decades while quantum computing is a relative newcomer to the world of developing technologies, but the point is that, regardless of whether there’s an actual breakthrough either commercially or academically in the world of quantum computing, we can still expect pursuit of this computing holy grail to make waves in IT throughout 2023.

Sustainable Technology

Environmental concerns remain at the forefront of many consumers minds when making purchasing decisions. As supply chains slowly become untangled, some businesses are using the opportunity to build stronger, more sustainable versions of them. Moreover, a general growing awareness of how parts are sourced and from where, not to mention other mounting external pressure, will encourage more sustainable technologies to come online or mature throughout 2023.

Continued Growth of Mixed Reality

Like AI, the so-called “Metaverse” was on our list last year, though we’ve taken to referring to it as part of the larger field of Mixed Reality, something of a catchall for the different realities now available, including virtual (VR), augmented (AR), and extended (XR). Although 2022 was not the year of explosive meta-growth many of us expected, and was in fact marked by some serious headwinds for the industry, MR applications and hardware are all set to evolve significantly over the next year, with multiple new VR headsets expected to hit the market in 2023. How far MR technology and the metaverse will actually grow depends on widespread adoption that has yet to materialize, but even if Meta never catches on fully, the advances in technology and new use cases mean it may be a banner year for MR in both factories and offices, even if most of us still aren’t ready to spend our days inside a headset.

Of course the future is impossible to truly read, and the best way to handle whatever 2023 may bring in the field of IT is to be prepared. If you’d like to talk about any of these topics, or have any other questions about 2023 IT trends, cybersecurity, or any other IT topic, contact TRINUS for some stress-free IT in 2023.





/Partners /Systems /Certifications

TRINUS is proud to partner with industry leaders for both hardware and software who reflect our values of reliability, professionalism and client-focused service.