Tag: Software Development


Rethinking Software Development in the IoT – A Guest Commentary in Datamation

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12th July

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 … Read More »



The Challenges of Becoming a Software Company – A Guest Commentary In Sandhill.com

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2nd May

Since Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE, first proclaimed that every industrial company will become a software company, a widening array of enterprises have begun to move down this path. However, becoming a software company takes a lot more work than just hiring a bunch of good software developers or hosting the software in the cloud. It requires a new way of thinking about what it takes to be a successful software company.

Major enterprises have been employing software developers to build internal custom applications for a long time. Many have been proud enough of their internal software development skills to share some of their results with the outside world. For instance, Capital One recently open sourced its internally developed Cloud Custodian AWS resource management tool.

In the old days, independent software vendors (ISVs) built their businesses during a period when the … Read More »



Disrupting Software Development in an On-Demand World – A Guest Commentary in E-Commerce Times

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11th April

The idea that software is eating the world has become a generally accepted dictum since Marc Andreessen penned his milestone op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal in 2011.

Everywhere you look, industries and institutions are being disrupted by the unprecedented power of software. Now, the world is demanding a new way to develop software to keep pace with the pace of disruption.

Click here to read THINKstrategies’ views in E-Commerce Times about why a new approach to software development is critical to satisfy escalating customer expectations and respond to greater competitive challenges.






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