Rethinking Software Development in the IoT – A Guest Commentary in Datamation
Nearly five years ago, Marc Andreessen famously proclaimed that “software is eating the world,” and he is probably surprised how much of the world is actually influenced by software today. Nowhere is this more true than in the brave, new world of the Internet of Things (IoT).
No matter which market forecast you read, the commonly held view is that nearly every product and service will be connected over the next decade. And these connections wouldn’t be of much value unless there is software in place to determine what data points should be captured and what actions should be taken in response to the information being collected.
Given that IoT’s business benefits must be measured in improved products and better customer support, as well as higher sales at lower costs, the software development process must be more inclusive than the past. DevOps must now be available to everyone from the product design team to the customer support organization.
Click here to read THINKstrategies’ perspectives in Datamation about how IoT is driving a growing number of organizations to rethink their software development strategies, and how a new generation of ‘codeless’ software development solution providers are responding to this trend.