The year ahead will see other industries and disciplines adopt software development technology and collaboration practices while the Internet of Things matures and security threats persist
- The Internet of Things will drive new cross-functional collaboration among previously siloed teams
- DevOps, Continuous Delivery and other practices that were previously exclusive to software development will spread across the enterprise
- Software vulnerabilities such as Heartbleed will persist as the industry deals with the first major technology failure related to privacy or data collection/transmission in a connected device
- In 2015, the automotive industry will make significant progress in creating regulations for self-driving cars, which will make the concept a reality by the end of the decade
WOKINGHAM, UK (December 9, 2014) – Perforce Software today announced predictions for technology trends in 2015. The overarching forecast is that product development and design teams will adopt technologies and best practices from software development while embracing the cross-team collaboration needed to develop Internet of Things devices.
“2015 will be the time when we truly experience what has been said for years about software being everywhere,” said Christopher Seiwald, founder and CEO of Perforce. “Other industries and disciplines will adopt technologies and best practices from the software development industry, while the software development industry evolves to support the surge of connected devices.”
Perforce’s predictions for 2015 are:
- The Internet of Things (IoT) Redefines Collaboration: With hardware and software coming together in smart devices, teams working on those components will need to collaborate more closely. Software developers, for example, will need to keep APIs top of mind to ensure millions of devices can connect to each other and the internet seamlessly. The enterprise will adapt to the changing needs of cross-functional teams by implementing new practices and technologies.
- DevOps and Continuous Delivery (CD) Go beyond Software: While both DevOps and CD have their roots in software development, the key principles of collaboration and automation respectively will evolve to teams across the enterprise. 2015 will see disciplines such as design engineering adopt software development practices such as version management, which will lead to more efficient and productive organisations across various industries.
- Software Remains Vulnerable and the Internet of Things Doesn’t Help: The frequency of security risks due to software vulnerabilities will continue to grow and bugs like Heartbleed will become commonplace. IoT will introduce new opportunities for vulnerabilities with the addition of APIs to previously unconnected devices. 2015 will see the first major IoT failure in the form of data collection and/or transmission errors or a privacy breach.
- Self-driving Cars Get Closer to Becoming a Reality: While the technology behind self-driving cars is available and successful prototypes have been built, concerns around liability, insurance and legal implications will persist. The automotive industry will make significant headway in bringing these cars on the road in 2015, but they won’t be commonplace until the end of the decade.
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Perforce offers the industry’s most advanced version management and collaboration platform. Perforce protects its customers most valuable IP and enables teams to collaborate without conflict on any type of file—from source code to industrial designs to business documents. The company’s technology is unique in its ability to manage large binary content while scaling to support globally distributed teams—a vital capability for organizations looking to produce better products faster through Continuous Delivery practices. Perforce serves more than 10,500 customers, from start-ups to the most innovative and impactful brands in the world such as Samsung, NVIDIA, SAP, Pixar, National Instruments, Salesforce.com and the New York Stock Exchange. Perforce offers all of its products as well as access to its award-winning technical support free of charge for up to 20 users. According to an independent study, companies that migrate to Perforce improve developer productivity by 15% and release their products 25% faster. The company is headquartered in Alameda, California, with offices in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit www.perforce.com.
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