Cloud service management is going to become yet one more segment of the legacy enterprise software sector that’s being affected by the ongoing adoption of open-source software subscription models.
The augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) markets are experiencing increased growth potential, from new devices and new content, to existing content that’s being adapted to make use of the emerging communication medium.
Propelled by API exposure platforms and enterprise services, the global market for service delivery platform (SDP) software and services grew 13 percent in 2014 to just under $4.7 billion. Virtualization and cloud computing is a hot topic throughout the communications industry right now, and the service delivery platform segment is no exception.
Security is top of mind for most CIOs, and for good reason. Moreover, the emergence of new and pervasive technologies will present unique security challenges. A case in point: managing identities and access is going to become very important in the evolving Internet of Things (IoT).
Attractive design will always be important, but software development is now a leading factor in the ongoing adoption of wearable devices. Over 720,000 Android Wear devices shipped in 2014 out of a total of 4.6 million smart wearable bands, according to the latest worldwide market study by Canalys.
America is the king of mobile internet value creation, with twenty four companies delivering $144 billion of shareholder value. This is partly due to monster valuations of some U.S. players (including Uber, WhatsApp, Twitter and Snapchat over $10B), with an average U.S. company worth $6 billion.
Most companies that are attempting to transform themselves into Digital Businesses are facing challenges with speed of software development. Microservices allow companies to have separate, smaller development teams that can create services to support new products, temporary promotions, new integration, and the ability to scale in the Cloud.