Tech Trend #1: Digital Immune System

A digital immune system can protect applications by increasing their resilience. Here you can learn more about this tech trend and how you can implement it in your company.

For the coming years, the US research and consulting company Gartner sees four priorities that companies can address with the help of various technology trends. On this basis, Gartner names and categorizes the 10 most important strategic technology trends for 2023 /” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>centron reported) 

As the first of these ten tech trends, we would like to introduce to you in this article. Gartner ranks this trend as “Improving Resiliency, Operations, or Trust” as a priority.


Digital Immune System

A digital immune system combines practices and technologies from software design, development, automation, operations and analytics. It protects applications from anomalies (e.g. software bugs or cyber attacks) by increasing their resilience to failures.

A robust Digital Immune System is critical to ensure that customer satisfaction (and consequently business performance) is not impacted by system failures. Gartner estimates that by 2025, companies that invest in building a DIS will increase their customer satisfaction by reducing their downtime by 80 percent.

You can implement a strong digital immune system in your organization with the help of the following 6 practices and technologies:

  • Observability – make your IT applications observable, reducing reliability and resilience issues.
  • AI-assisted testing – complement and extend your existing test automation.
  • Chaos Engineering – Run experimental tests in pre-production environments to apply the lessons learned to your regular operations.
  • Autoremediation – integrate contextual monitoring and automated remediation directly into an application.
  • Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) – improve customer satisfaction and retention by using service level objectives to drive service management.
  • Security of the software supply chain – protect the integrity of your internal and external code with strict policies for version control, use of artifact repositories for trusted content, and management of vendor risk throughout the lifecycle of deployment

Source: Gartner