If you ask business-technology managers what's on their software wish lists for the coming year, it might look something like this:
Talented programmers but automated programming
Simple to use but not simplistic
Flexible but secure
Feature-rich but not bloated
Provides productivity gains but facilitates collaborative business
High value but flexible on pricing and licensing
A long life span but with timely updates
Vendors that sell great products but have a stake in the outcome
Vendors that have a stake in the outcome but also involve customers early in the development process
Products that help solve current business problems but also create new business opportunities
Software is, simply, the heart of any customer-facing, service-providing, product-offering business. It is the foundation of consumer products, medical equipment, and so many things we touch in our daily lives. But the industry around software development is changing--albeit not as quickly as some would like--driven by emerging business needs, customer demands, and a growing global market that demands richer collaborative relationships.
In this issue, we bring you a comprehensive look at an industry in transition: the technologies, the business models, the opportunities and the fears. You can find more online here. This package will be the first is a series of stories and research on the future of software. Where will the next big innovation come from? How will smaller, incremental innovations make a difference? Does the industry have the right leaders? Your comments and experiences are welcome.
[Interop ITX 2017] State Of DevOps ReportThe DevOps movement brings application development and infrastructure operations together to increase efficiency and deploy applications more quickly. But embracing DevOps means making significant cultural, organizational, and technological changes. This research report will examine how and why IT organizations are adopting DevOps methodologies, the effects on their staff and processes, and the tools they are utilizing for the best results.
IT Strategies to Conquer the CloudChances are your organization is adopting cloud computing in one way or another -- or in multiple ways. Understanding the skills you need and how cloud affects IT operations and networking will help you adapt.