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The trends shaping tech in 2023: Platforms, Automation & Sustainability

PlatformOps, automation and sustainability are three of the most important trends that will shape technology strategies in 2023.


All three of these trends will be key components of technology strategies in 2023, and have become increasingly important as businesses look to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve the customer experience.



1) Platform Ops and SRE will fulfil what DevOps promised, but couldn’t deliver.

Platform Ops and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) are two distinct approaches to managing technology environments that combine the best of DevOps principles with the latest technologies to create more reliable and efficient systems.

Platform Ops focuses on the operational aspects of infrastructure, providing developer teams with self-service, pre-approved blueprints to compose their applications from, and SRE focuses on ensuring the reliability and stability of an application through automated testing, monitoring, and systems engineering.


Together, Platform Ops and SRE can offer a comprehensive solution to the challenges of agile software development in complex technology environments that DevOps promised but couldn’t deliver. With these two approaches, organizations can achieve better customer outcomes with less manual effort and reduced downtime and much less cognitive load for development teams.

Further reading:

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  1. Site Reliability Engineering & Platform Ops: a perfect match for modernising IT operations.
  2. Why Platform Ops is the natural evolution of DevOps.
  3. Why Platform Engineering tops Gartner's Strategic Trends for 2023.



2) Automation will enter the big leagues, as firms move towards hyperautomation to optimise costs, overcome talent shortages and drive real value at a time of economic crisis.

Automation is the big leagues now, and firms are turning to hyperautomation to save costs, fill talent gaps, and create real value in uncertain economic times.

Hyperautomation enables businesses to be more efficient, productive, and cost-effective by reducing errors. Also, by automating mundane and repetitive tasks, businesses can focus on more strategic initiatives, freeing up resources for innovation and growth. And, in a tight talent market, automation of repetitive tasks can also free up staff for retraining on more high-value tasks.


Hyperautomation enables levels of adaptability, flexibility and agility that just can’t be achieved with traditional automation alone.


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3) Sustainability will become a strategic driver of change.

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important as a strategic driver of change in organisations of all sizes.

Technology is a huge consumer of natural resources, accounting for 10% of global electricity consumption by 2030, and 6% of its carbon emissions. This realisation, plus ambitious NetZero goals, means that reducing environmental impact is a strategic goal for their long-term operations. In addition, ESG is also a strategic resilience initiative.

This shift has net-benefits for organisations as well as the planet. Being more efficient and more aware of resource conservation can result in greater overall profitability. resulting in more efficient processes, increased resource conservation, and greater overall profitability.

Being more sustainability focused helps teams to reduce costs, improve their reputations, and become more resilient.

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