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The 10 Most Disruptive Technologies To Watch In 2022

C.J. Fairfield

From 5G to AI, here are 10 disruptive technologies to look out for in 2022.

The rise of 5G, AI and edge computing are all rapidly changing how people consume technology and how we approach data and IT operations.

No doubt the pandemic has accelerated the pace of innovation as these disruptive technologies change how companies do business and manage customers. 5G networks, for example, are quickly hitting networks around the country, with data rates of 10 to 100 times faster than 4G. Telecom giant Ericsson predicts that by 2025 there will be about 320 million 5G subscribers in the U.S.

CRN has compiled a list of the top 10 most disruptive technologies that will have an impact in 2022. Click through the slideshow to see them all, from 5G to Extended Detection and Response.

CJ Fairfield

CJ Fairfield is an associate editor at CRN covering solution providers, MSPs and distributors. Prior to joining CRN, she worked at daily newspapers, including The Press of Atlantic City in New Jersey and The Frederick News-Post in Maryland. She can be reached at

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