Devoteam shines the lights on the 150 most promising technologies

26 July 2023 3 min. read
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International digital consulting firm Devoteam has delivered its annual assessment of the hottest and most upcoming technologies worldwide, with the 2023 edition of its TechRadar shining the lens on 150 different technologies.

Once a back-office function, in today’s rapidly digitising world technology is truly ubiquitous. Not only can technology help companies unlock massive opportunities from customer experience and internal operations to innovation, technology now also forms the bedrock of tackling some of the world’s largest and most acute societal and environmental challenges.

Technology’s rapid rise also means that the landscape is innately complex – with hundreds of different technologies, thousands of providers, and even more solutions that compete for a slice of the market. This makes cutting through the noise and selecting the most relevant technologies a daunting task. This is where Devoteam’s TechRadar comes in.

Devoteam shines the lights on the 150 most promising technologies

“Companies know that they cannot meet current and future challenges without going digital,” said Philippe Bournhonesque, Chief Technology Officer of Devoteam. “However, due to a lack of resources and skills, they sometimes feel helpless in the face of a proliferating offering and rapidly evolving innovation.”

Catering to this insight, Devoteam last year took the initiative to assist its clients and other organisations with separating the wheat from the chaff. A team of more than 100 tech adepts from the digital consulting firm joined minds to assess technologies of all kinds, putting forward just over 100 technologies for the 2022 edition of the report. This year’s edition is even more comprehensive with 150 technologies.

Commenting on the TechRadar 2023, Osama Ghoul, Group Executive Vice President and Managing Partner of Devoteam in the Middle East, said: “The TechRadar is designed by tech natives aiming to provide a valuable resource for organisations seeking to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving technological landscape. By offering a comprehensive guide and classifying technologies based on their readiness for the market, the TechRadar equips companies with the insights they need to make informed decisions and navigate digital challenges effectively.”

150 technologies across 6 domains

The selected technologies have been categorised across six domains: Digital Business & Products, Data-driven Intelligence, Distributed Cloud, Business Automation, Trust & Cybersecurity, and Sustainability enabled by Digital. Within each domain, technologies have been ranked in terms of priority and impact.

Cloud + Business Automation

For instance, in the digital business & products domain, Devoteam’s experts identified 18 technologies which according to their evaluation should be on the adopt list of any CIO agenda. There include Apache Kafka, Apigee, Cypress, GitHub, GitLab, Harbor, Flutter, Mulesoft, Tekton and Vue.js

“Digital investments should be redirected to areas with the greatest impact. The two key themes deserving continued attention are enhancing user experience and improving employee productivity. Both themes contribute to the concept of ‘total experience’, which has become the primary focus for digitally mature companies,” said Malek Rashid, Chief Technology Officer and Partner at Devoteam.

“The concept of total experience emphasises the interconnectedness of the customer journey and all actors involved, requiring equal attention to aspects like user experience, omnichannel, and employee experience to minimise dissatisfaction.”

In the business automation space, a market estimated to be worth at $720 billion by analyst firm Gartner, the likes of ABBYY Vantage, Automation Anywhere, AWS EventBridge, Celonis, Azure Logic Apps, Microsoft Power Platform, OutSystems, ServiceNow, Blue Prism, and UiPath lead the way.

This segment is characterised by rapid growth, technological convergence, broadening capabilities of providers, and market consolidation, said Devoteam’s experts in the report.