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The IT Pro Podcast: Looking forward to 2022

We make our predictions for the biggest trends that will define the next year

The IT Pro Podcast: Looking forward to 2022

The holidays are almost over, and many of our listeners will doubtless be preparing to return to work next week. It’s been an interesting year, to say the least, but as we bid farewell to 2021, the time has come to turn our gaze forward to look at what the next 12 months have in store. 

In our last episode of 2021, we’re joined by staff writers Connor Jones, Bobby Hellard and Sabina Weston to share our predictions for the biggest trends of 2022, and the potential impact that they could have on the world of tech and IT, including vaccine passports, the fall of Meta, and the rise of the four-day week.

Highlights

“We've already seen a few whistleblowers, I think most famously, Francis Haugen, speak out against their former employers. And we've seen her going into the UK Parliament as well as the US Senate in order to advise policymakers about what really to do with with Meta's dominance of the social media market, and how this really impacts society, because we can't really dispute that it has a massive impact on how we live our lives in the real world. So I predict that 2022 will be quite challenging for Meta, and yeah, we might see some actual changes being implemented.”

“I do think Huawei is in for a tough time in 2022. While I don't think they'll die out in 2022, I think they'll either sell their smartphone brand, or they'll just simply lose it. And the reason, obviously, is these US restrictions have stopped them from getting American companies, American software, so they can't get Android. And because of that they can't get the app ecosystem.”

“With all these trials [of the four-day week], and the results of them coming out, the overarching theme is that workers are reporting better happiness. Fewer sick days is a really interesting finding as well. Because surely, that's a massive big business interest. Obviously, publicly, businesses want their workers to be happier. But realistically, they just want them to be as productive. And finding things like fewer sick days being taken well, okay, then that's maybe more of a compelling argument to start taking this a little bit more seriously. Those are some of the real evidence-backed benefits.”

Read the full transcript here.

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