The year 2021 was a tumultuous one full of challenges. It is clear that 2022 will continue along that vein and perhaps see some of the trends of 2021 become further exacerbated. The ABI Research team of analysts has taken a position on some of the most telling trends that they expect to happen in 2022 and those that they don’t expect to materialize, despite the hype, column inches, and mass media focus.
The fallout from COVID-19 prevention measures, the process of transitioning from pandemic to endemic disease, and global political tensions weigh heavily on the coming year’s fortunes. Supply chain issues look set to continue, 5G will continue to struggle in the enterprise sector and won’t be seen on the production line, UWB will start to bring precise location to the fore, and the Chinese vendor community will retain its stranglehold on the IoT module market. These are among the 35 predictions of what will happen and 35 predictions of what will not happen.
This whitepaper is a tool for our readers to help shape their understanding of the key critical trends that look set to materialize in 2022 as the world begins to emerge from the shadow of COVID-19. It also highlights those much-vaunted trends that are less likely to have meaningful impact in 2022.
Our team at ABI Research stands ready to continue to support our clients as they take advantage of the opportunities that periods of change provide and looks forward to arming them with the key decision tools they need to act with speed, appropriateness, and efficiency.
The year 2022 will be challenging, but it also holds great promise and great opportunity.