Gartner Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2023: Applied Observability and Digital Immune System
November 03, 2022

Pete Goldin
APMdigest

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Gartner announced the list of 10 top strategic technology trends that organizations need to explore in 2023, and two technologies in particular will be of special interest to APMdigest readers: Applied Observability and Digital Immune System.

Gartner says this year's top strategic technology trends will drive significant disruption and opportunity over the next five to 10 years.

Digital Immune System

76% of teams responsible for digital products are now also responsible for revenue generation. CIOs are looking for new practices and approaches that their teams can adopt to deliver that high business value, along with mitigating risk and increasing customer satisfaction. A digital immune system provides such a roadmap.

In a recent Gartner article, Joachim Herschmann, Senior Director Analyst on the Application Design and Development team at Gartner, explains: "A digital immune system combines a range of practices and technologies from software design, development, automation, operations and analytics to create superior user experience (UX) and reduce system failures that impact business performance. A DIS protects applications and services in order to make them more resilient so that they recover quickly from failures"

Digital immunity combines data-driven insight into operations, automated and extreme testing, automated incident resolution, software engineering within IT operations and security in the application supply chain to increase the resilience and stability of systems.

Herschmann says the prerequisites for a strong digital immune system include:

■ Observability

■ AI-augmented testing

■ Chaos engineering

■ Autoremediation

■ Site reliability engineering (SRE)

■ Software supply chain security

Gartner predicts that by 2025, organizations that invest in building digital immunity will reduce system downtime by up to 80% — and that translates directly into higher revenue.

Applied Observability

Observable data reflects the digitized artifacts, such as logs, traces, API calls, dwell time, downloads and file transfers, that appear when any stakeholder takes any kind of action. Applied observability feeds these observable artifacts back in a highly orchestrated and integrated approach to accelerate organizational decision-making.

"Applied observability enables organizations to exploit their data artifacts for competitive advantage," said Frances Karamouzis, Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner. "It is powerful because it elevates the strategic importance of the right data at the right time for rapid action based on confirmed stakeholder actions, rather than intentions. When planned strategically and executed successfully, applied observability is the most powerful source of data-driven decision-making."

Pete Goldin is Editor and Publisher of APMdigest
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