In today's digital age, software is considered to be the backbone of the Information Technology (IT) industry. This tool affects virtually every aspect of our lives so it's only natural that we are curious about what the future holds for one of the hottest industries on the planet.
Are you curious as well? Keep reading for more information about what experts predict will happen in the enterprise software field in 2016.
Prediction One: Time to Say Farewell to Software-centric Security
There are two major vulnerabilities inherent in software-defined security systems
● Many cyber-security products and tools are incompatible
● Many are unable of finding an effective solution to modern-day security problems
New computer viruses are being created every day. To keep their data safe, companies rely on a variety of different security applications and software products. Unfortunately, this dependence will only make organizations realize that a one-size-fits-all software-based security solution is not a good idea. Instead, these companies will have to find solutions that secure both individual applications and their hardware.
Prediction Two: Software Failures Will Now Be The Problem of all the Top Brass
We've all seen what happens when a major software failure occurs. Take. for example, the launch of the Obamacare website. As a result of this, and other software-related disasters, no longer will the top brass of the IT department bear the full brunt of the blame -- accountability will now extend to include the CEO, CFO , COO, and other top executives.
Any member of the top brass who doesn't make it their business to find out what's going on with their company's software will risk getting fired. In fact, there are some experts that predict that CEO firings tied to software failures will rise in 2016. Alternatively, we should also expect to see more software and technology-savvy executives coming into their own.
Prediction Three: Agile Will Finally Be at Scale
Although many companies (over 75%) have implemented Agile development methodologies into their workplace environments, on an enterprise level these philosophies still haven't achieved significant scale. But, in 2016, this is expected to change -- due to the increased availability and implementation of enterprise-focused development tool integrations that will make agile methodologies much more effective, and as a result, more accessible.
Prediction Four: The Shortage of Software Developers in Certain Fields Will Continue
Every single company is an information technology company, whether they want to believe it or not. But, the lack of development and engineering talent is causing more damage to some industries than others.
Most software engineers and developers tend to look for employment at huge tech companies like Amazon and Google. They seem to take for granted that traditional industries have tech development needs as well, some with challenges that are just as interesting.
In 2016, it is expected that companies in the agriculture, retail, insurance, finance, and hospitality industries will have trouble finding experienced IT employees. As a consequence, the companies in these industries will have to do a better job of marketing their organizations as great places to work. If they don't, they won't be able to remain competitive in today's digital landscape.
Prediction Five: Software Development and the Cloud Will Take Their Relationship to the Next Level
It doesn't matter if it's a web-based application or a value-add (like patching and updates or software maintenance) more members of the software development world will begin to leverage the Cloud. Doing so will help minimize costs from Apex and CapEx as well as help developers create and deliver web apps that can perform on the same level, or higher, than a standalone app or even a desktop.
At Reztech, we help enterprises and mid sized companies in the Phoenix area as well as nationally create solutions for complex multifaceted software challenges.