Google Cloud love helping organizations imagine what is possible, work toward their biggest goals, and build the technology that brings this all together so they can convert opportunities into reality. To do this, Google think it’s important to look towards the future so Google can help developers and businesses learn, grow, and build the world’s most powerful systems and immersive experiences. 

During the Google Cloud Next developer keynote this year, 10 of our experts shared bold predictions about what to expect from IT by 2025. With 2022 winding down, Google are highlighting our cloud technology predictions one by one, to share where we’re headed and help you prepare for the year(s) ahead. 

1. Starting with neuro-inclusive design will increase user adoption by 5x in the first 2 years of production

“It’s not just the right thing to do — practicing neuro-inclusive software design principles will help everyone who uses your product, and by extension, your organization,” says Jeanine Banks, Google Vice President of Developer X & DevRel. Read now

2. By 2025, 4 out of 5 enterprise developers will use some form of curated open source

Don’t use just any old open source package — “curated open source adds the extra layer of accountability needed to run the applications that will power our future,” says Eric Brewer, VP of Infrastructure & Google Fellow. Read now

3. AI will be the primary driver for moving to a 4-day work week

Everybody dreams about a four-day work week, but with the productivity gains that AI brings to the table, it may actually happen, says Kamelia Aryafar, Senior Engineering Director, Cloud AI. Of course, what you choose to do with that extra time is up to you…Read now

4. By 2025, 90% of security operations workflows will be automated and managed as code

If security operations teams are to proactively defend their organizations, threat detection and response will need to be overwhelmingly automated. Read now

5. By 2025, over half of cloud infrastructure decisions will be automated by AI and ML

Today, the burden of picking the right combination of infrastructure components for a given workload still falls on an organization’s cloud architects. That’s going to change, says Amin Vahdat, VP & GM, Systems and Services Infrastructure. Read now

6. By 2025, 90% of data will be actionable in real-time using ML

Only one-third of all companies are actually able to realize tangible value from their data. But new tools and new approaches will open the floodgates to data-driven insights and innovation, says Irina Farooq, Senior Director, Product Management, Smart Analytics. Read now

7. Multicloud technologies will make it possible to freely switch your primary cloud provider

Your first cloud doesn’t need to be your last, and multicloud technologies make switching eminently doable, says Richard Seroter, Director, Developer Relations and Outbound Product Management. Read now

8. By 2025, 3 out of 4 developers will lead with sustainability as their primary development principle

Sure, everyone wants to build applications that are fast, secure, cost-effectively, simple, and reliable. But in the face of climate change, building applications that are sustainable is just as important, says Steren Giannini, Group Product Manager. 
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9. The barriers between transactional and analytical workloads will mostly disappear

Emerging data architectures will allow organizations to analyze transactional data in real-time, according to Andi Gutmans, VP & GM, Databases. Read now

10. Over half of all business applications will be built by users who do not identify as professional developers today

A new generation of low-code and no-code tools lets business users create applications and workflow automations — with little-to-no programming skills required. Read now

Thank you for continuing to inspire us! Google are excited for what the future holds for our customers, partners, and developer communities, and look forward to building it together on Google Cloud. Check in on this post often, as Google will be adding more predictions between now and the end of the year.