Software Development Trends

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2011 Software Development Trends
Survey Results
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Table of Contents Introduction 2 Key Findings and Takeaways Respondent Profile The Software Development Environment Third Party Interaction and Resources SaaS/Cloud Applications Mobile Applications Future Business Outlook Greatest Potential Impact to your Business in 2011 About ExecutiveBrief 2 3 6 12 15 18 21 24 27 .

Introduction Introduction The ExecutiveBrief 2011 Software Development Trends Survey was conducted from June 6 through June 30 of 2011. Survey data indicates growing interest and early-market activity in SaaS/Cloud and mobile applications. with nearly half indicating their budget is likely to grow greater than 10% as compared to last year. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 2 . The survey consisted of a detailed series of key questions. This is consistent with last year’s survey and a sign of a growing and competitive software development marketplace. Approximately 300 software industry business leaders and software development professionals participated in this survey. Almost 86% of respondents surveyed identified their organization’s current top priority being new product and application Priority among respondents remains improving quality and user experience. To participate in the 2012 survey.3%) of all respondents indicating they plan to add permanent staff in the second half of 2011 and 2012. the majority of which were multiple choice with options for alternate inputs. This is an even more bullish outlook for budget growth than reported in 2010. check the ExecutiveBrief website for details in the early months of 2012. Key Findings and Takeaways Seventy-nine percent (79%) of respondents indicated their software development budgets would increase in 2011.executivebrief. this survey is intended to inform senior business leaders and industry professionals of common and prevailing trends. and implementation as their greatest challenges and need for assistance. This demonstrates continued commitment to the core mission of developing new applications. Hiring continues to be a priority with over half (54. along with key priorities reported among their peers throughout the spectrum of the software development industry. Only 5. As with previous annual surveys. That is roughly the same response as in the 2010 survey.2% believed their 2011 budget would decrease by 10% or more as compared to 2010. That’s up from 70% of respondents surveyed last year. There was one open-ended question soliciting the respondent’s thoughts on the greatest potential software development trend which may impact their business in 2011. solution architecture. The majority of respondents indicated business case planning. ExecutiveBrief conducts this survey annually. with official results and analysis published in August 2011 in ExecutiveBrief (www.

9% 6.7% 8. These are significant groups to weigh as we look further into survey data and analyze responses on business challenges and industry outlook. Operations.3% 0.9% Advisory: Consultant. Project Manager. engineering. Board Member. Industry Analyst Engineering: Software Developer. What is your vantage point of viewing the current status and trends within the Software Development Industry? 5. Engagement Manager Sales & Marketing: Sales Representative.Respondent Profile Respondent Profile Before we present results from the 2011 survey.1% 33. Development Manager. etc. IT. we can better appreciate and analyze their response. As with last year’s survey. With this understanding.0% 41. Strategic/Fiduciary Responsibility: C-Level Executive. Research & Development Supporting: User Support. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 3 .1% 4. with a quarter of all respondents identifying themselves as having strategic and fiduciary responsibilities. Training Supervisory: Technical Lead. Investor Similar to the 2010 survey. 2011 respondents are professionals either predominately involved in strategic business decisions with regard to software development or directly implementing those decisions. it’s important to understand the profile of people who responded to survey questions. Business Analyst. approximately two-thirds of all respondents identified themselves as being part of senior and executive management. Sales or Marketing Manager/Director Business Leader: Vice President/Director/Manager of Software Development. Quality Control. and related consultative services. Technical Writing. Another large group of respondents indentified themselves as being involved in the technical aspects of software development – a little over 19% described themselves as part of technical management. Engineering. Systems Architect.

7% 45. Software as a Service (SaaS) providers continue to be well represented in our trends report. As with last year’s report. Similar to the 2010 survey. nearly 10% greater than last year. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 4 . such as analyst organizations. whose core business is software development. with 40% describing their organization as such. it is understood there is a degree of potential overlap in organizations identifying themselves as ISVs. it is also important to understand the types of organizations these business leaders and software professionals represent.9% 1.0% 4.4% 15. This group represents nearly 60% of all respondents. SMEs or large enterprise as respondents were allowed to select more than one description of the type of organization they represent. consultants.7% 6.Respondent Profile Organization type An Independent Software Vendor (ISV) (of any size) A Software as a Service (SaaS) Provider A Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) organization of less than 500 employees A Software Development Consulting Firm An Enterprise Organization of greater than 500 employees that develops in-house software applications/systems An IT Analyst Organization A Venture Capital Investment Firm/Group for Portfolio Software Companies A Computer Science or Engineering Education Provider Other 0 57. the smallest representative segment of responses came from third party organizations. As in the 2010 survey.1% 0.8% 13. the largest group of 2011 survey respondents identified themselves as Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). and education.3% 10 20 30 40 50 60 % of respondents To gain a more complete perspective of the survey results. Small to Medium Enterprise organizations (SME) made up a little over 38% of respondents.1% 38. the investment community.

without any significant change to the prioritization of markets or industries served. possibly indicating interest in repurposing technology and porting applications from one market to another. In a change from last year’s survey.8% 23.8% 6.1% 6. Approximately 30% chose this response.8% 29.3% 12.6% 13.Respondent Profile What vertical markets or industries does your company serve? Any Target Market Healthcare & Life Sciences Banking & Financial Services High Tech Government Retail & Consumer Education Telecom Manufacturing Energy.9% 31.1% 20. This data compares well to the 2010 survey.5% 11.9% 12. As the chart above indicates.3% 6.3% 17.1% 19. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 5 . the overwhelming majority of respondents to the 2011 survey offered their response from the perspective of active participant in the software development business.1% 3. Respondents were allowed to select all markets they are active in software development.0% 13.1% 10 15 20 25 30 35 % of respondents Just as we saw with role types in the previous chart. respondents continue to serve a broad range of industries. there is no clear majority of markets or industries served. Transportation & Hospitality Automotive Construction Packaged Goods Agriculture Other 0 5 8.0% 14.4% 8. Resources & Utilities Insurance Media & Information Services Travel. While healthcare and life sciences was selected by more respondents than any other available choice. respondents were given the choice of indicating they served any addressable market.

as indicated in last year’s report.0% 51. Something to note is we expanded this year’s survey to reflect growing interest in mobile and cloud applications. the continued lower priority of cost reduction takes on a new meaning. While survey data indicates both are relatively low priorities.5% 3. Cost reduction remains to be a mid-grade priority as compared to 2010 survey data. survey result presented later in this report suggests mobile and cloud applications are gaining support and increased market attention. Combined with the top priority to develop new software and applications.5% 31.6% 20 40 60 80 100 % of respondents Almost 86% of respondents identified their organization’s current top priority being new product and application development. while expressing a decreased interest in cost and expense reduction. When this response is weighed with others in the survey.2% 31.The Software Development Environment The Software Development Environment The survey asked a series of questions to understand the primary context of software development in 2011. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 6 . This demonstrates continued commitment to the core mission of developing new applications.2% 20. As we’ll discuss later in this report. This can be explained because cost reduction by nature is difficult to carry as a top priority year-after year.3% 52.3% 41. That’s up from 70% of respondents surveyed last year.8% 16.5% 31. there continues to be an indication software development professionals are bullish on their immediate future. the majority of respondents forecast budget and hiring increases.7% 64. from the perspective of priorities to most common and popular processes and tools.5% 61. This is a continuing trend. What are your organization’s current Top Software Development Priorities? New Software Product/Application Development Creating and/or Integrating New Technologies/Products/Innovations Improving Usability / User Experience Improving Application / System Performance Software Maintenance and Support Reducing Operational Costs/Expenses Migrating to Mobile Platforms Moving to the Cloud Information Security and Compliance Keeping Legacy Systems Current Audit Compliance / Information Governance Other 0 85.

7% 3. security. Need for improvement in software architecture remained low.2% 27.The Software Development Environment In what Software Developmental Area(s) does your organization need the greatest improvement? Quality Assurance / Quality Control User Interface Design Requirements Definition Business Analysis Project Scope and Estimation Project Management Implementation / Deployment Coding / Construction / Integration Process Modeling User Training Customer / User Relationship Management System Architecture Maintenance and Support Privacy and Security Compliance Other 0 4.1% 16.7% 15. This is often a sign of a rapidly growing and competitive marketplace.9% 39. Looking at response to this question and combining it with others in the survey. Priorities remain improving quality and user experience. as did maintenance and support.1% 41.4% 26.7% 13.2% 12.0% 31.0% 14.3% 10 20 30 40 50 % of respondents When asked which software development area a respondent’s organization most needed to improve.5% 13. survey results were consistent with last year’s data. This may support conclusions drawn elsewhere in this report of a continued bullish outlook for software development and the ramp-up of new marketing initiatives.8% 12.0% 2. and compliance. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 7 . a reasonable conclusion is there continues to be more emphasis placed on customers and users of applications.6% 31.

4% 5. This may signal a limit to the demand for new social networking applications and a level of market saturation. It is certainly an area to monitor in future surveys.6% 5.9% 18.6% 11.9% 11.5% 11. as noted in our 2010 report. It is interesting to note while social media and networking have enjoyed rapid growth in popularity among users and the investment community. a continuing trend.4% 19. Graphics-intensive and gaming environments continued to rank low in response. respondents rated it low as a priority and area of focus.3% 10 15 20 25 % of respondents When looking at areas for greatest improvement.2% 15.8% 15.4% 13. it’s interesting to put the responses in the context of the organization’s primary software development focus.1% 17.The Software Development Environment Where is the majority of your organization’s software development work focused or primarily deployed? Data Storage / Management / BI Financial Healthcare Project / Process Management Communication / Networking / IT Tools CRM E-Commerce Programming Software / Software Development Tools / Platform Document Management Inventory / Asset Management CMS / Web Publishing ERP Online Analytics Supply Chain Management HR Education / Learning Software Security Marketing Automation Social Networking Video / Imaging / Graphics / Animation Insurance VOIP Media Software Other 0 5 20.0% 12. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 8 .5% 7.2% 14.6% 2.5% 8.2% 15. With no single response earning a majority.3% 8. respondents indicate broad interest and ranging focus in contemporary software development markets.3% 18.1% 9.4% 7.8% 7.2% 9.

2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 9 . the majority responded Internet/Web.4% Desktop Applications 48.9% 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 % of respondents When asked about the respondent’s software product and application development platform. Both increases are significant.1% Enterprise Applications 53.5% Other 0 1.5% Mobile / Handheld 42.The Software Development Environment What is your company's software product/application development platform? Internet / Web 66. a reasonable conclusion is cloud and mobile applications are gaining interest and support.1% Embedded 10. with Enterprise Applications ranking high as well. Desktop applications earned a notable response and Embedded ranked lowest.1% and Mobile/Handheld increased from 29% to 42. There is no significant change compared to last year’s data.1%. SaaS/Cloud increased from 38.5% SaaS / Cloud 54. the greatest change in platform use is SaaS/Cloud and Mobile/ Handheld. Compared to 2010 response.7% to 54. Combined with data elsewhere in this report.

8% 1.The Software Development Environment What is your preferred Software Development methodology/model? 9.2% 0. suggesting stability in software development methodologies and models.5% 15. There were no significant differences between 2010 and 2011 survey data.9% 2. Agile continued its dominance as the software development methodology of choice. Agile’s popularity and dominance continues. Iterative once again took the number two spot and Waterfall again placed third.6% Agile Iterative Waterfall Process RAD RUP XP: Extreme Programming V-Model Other Looking deeper into the software development environment. we surveyed which specific development methodologies or models are most popular and in use.2% 56.3% 4. with over onehalf selecting its use as a preferred method. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 10 .6% 9.

from 2010 to 2011. Ruby.NET SQL HTML JavaScript JAVA XML AJAX PHP Python Perl Ruby Other 0 61.The Software Development Environment What are your organization’s preferred development languages/environments/frameworks? C. SQL and the C-family again share top honors. Python. and frameworks. and frameworks were most common.7% 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 % of respondents In terms of which programming languages.9% 6.1% 59.7% 10.9% 44. C# Microsoft .NET. and Perl remain least preferred. Microsoft. programming environments. environments. There were no significant changes in response for all languages.8% 18.9% 48.7% 37.5% 5.1% 46.9% 48. C++.5% 56. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 11 .3% 9.

< 10% Outsourced 52. This continues a trend noted last year and statistically matches last year’s results. Approximately what percentage of your organization’s software development is done in-house versus Outsourced to a third party software development organization? 1. 50% Outsourced < 25% in-house. it is possible that reduced outsourcing is due to existing human resource capacity within organizations. Given continued economic challenges.5% 2. As noted in last year’s report.3% 25.3% 7. Only 1. This too deviates little from last year’s response. 2011 survey results support greater emphasis on new applications. ranging from consulting services to formal outsourcing. leaving approximately one-half of software development organizations doing some degree of outsourcing. As with the 2010 survey. and budget increases.7% > 75% in-house.6% 10. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 12 . As organizations grow and the economy improves.Third Party Interaction and Resources Third Party Interaction and Resources We surveyed respondents on how much of their software development work-load is performed in-house versus external personnel and resources. it is hard to tell if the increase in in-house software development is a temporary condition or trend. we may see a swing back to an increase in outsourcing as businesses seek ways to move faster in given markets.5% of respondents reported they outsource everything. hiring.6% 50% in-house. > 75% Outsourced 100% Outsourced Responding to the question of the use of outsourcing. < 25% Outsourced 100% in-house > 90% in-house. a little over half of all respondents answered they handle software development 100% in-house. This continues to be an area of software development to watch.

The second largest group was once again the model of using a single off-shore software development partner. your outsourcing model is: 17. or are considering using them in the future. Multi-Source Onshore. Multi-Source Offshore. Results from the 2011 survey matched those in 2010. The largest group was again found to be the model of having third-party vendors both onshore and offshore. Single-Source Onshore.9% 32.5% 15. A bias toward single-source may indicate a trend valuing fewer.8% 20. or have used them in the past.4% 13. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 13 .Third Party Interaction and Resources If you currently use Outsourced software development services. quality. This slightly differs from 2010 data and is an area to monitor. more deeply involved business relationships. keeping some software development nearby. and loyal business relationships. Single-Source Respondents who answered positively to outsourcing were further asked about their outsourcing model — whether their third-party partners were onshore or offshore. or any of the combinations thereof. Onshore and offshore multi-source is the least employed business model reported. This group appears to continue to provide good value. whether they used one vendor or multiple vendors.3% Both onshore and offshore Offshore.

2% 7.2% 16.9% 15.7% 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 % of respondents Continuing with those organizations that utilize offshore outsourcing vendors.Third Party Interaction and Resources If you use Outsourced and Offshore software development services. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 14 . India remains the top destination by a wide margin — nearly 70% of respondents who offshore do so with India vendors.7% 15. Ukraine.4% in 2010 to 15. and Russia remain strongly supported with a combined 36.4% 8. Mexico and Latin America once again gained support in 2011.0% 8.9% in 2011. from 8.4% 7.1% of respondents outsourcing to those markets. Southeast Asia offshoring increased in 2011 as well.7% in 2011.7% 13. Eastern Europe. This is the second year this trend has been noted and is something to watch in future reports. where are their development centers located? India Latin America / Mexico / Brazil Other Eastern Europe Other Southeast Asia / Pacific China Russia Romania Ukraine Australia / New Zealand Canada Other 0 10 16.2% in 2010 to 16. This data is effectively the same as surveyed in 2010. from 10.3% 12. As in 2010.9% 68.

There is no comparative 2010 survey data.0% Maintaining and supporting SaaS/Cloud applications Developing and implementing SaaS/Cloud applications Defining SaaS/Cloud strategy When asked about their stage of SaaS/Cloud development. developing. This data suggests a growing market with a number of new entrants preparing to join the already growing community of developers and vendors.4% 40. a percentage that tracks closely to the 45% of respondents who identified themselves as a SaaS provider. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 15 . Approximately 60% of respondents indicate they are in the pre-maintenance and support stage of development. reflecting the market infancy of SaaS/Cloud applications as compared to others. respondents were fairly balanced between defining.6% 33. and supporting their respective SaaS/Cloud applications.SaaS/Cloud Applications SaaS/Cloud Applications With increasing consumer interest in Saas/Cloud applications. At what stage is your company in developing SaaS/Cloud applications? 26. we asked respondents a number of questions regarding their current SaaS/Cloud activities. A little over 40% of respondents indicated they are in the maintenance and support stage of development. Twenty-six percent (26%) reported current efforts are centered on defining their SaaS/Cloud strategy.

There is no comparative 2010 survey data. as well as a pursuable ROI. respondents were fairly even in their response to the greatest challenge they face within their respective SaaS/Cloud development. support. Combining response to this question with the previous question on stage of development.1% Operation and Support 31. security.8% QA/QC 14. it appears the majority of respondents are in the early phase of SaaS/Cloud application development – working through the challenges of user experience and associated tangible benefits. and user experience.2% Other 0 5 5.6% User Experience 31.6% Architecture 25.2% Security 32.SaaS/Cloud Applications What elements within a SaaS/Cloud project or application does your company find most challenging? Defining tangible benefits and Return on Investment 33.8% 10 15 20 25 30 35 % of respondents Reflecting the relatively balanced stage of SaaS/Cloud activity. Responses were evenly given among challenges ranging from defining benefits and ROI. Architecture and QA/QC were concerns. but notably less so than others. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 16 .

as compared to other markets. There is no comparative 2010 survey data. 36. This may be a reflection of the previous conclusion the SaaS/Cloud space is in its infancy.4% Developing SaaS/Cloud strategies 36. with a growing number of organizations preparing to enter the market or currently involved in early-market activities.SaaS/Cloud Applications Of the following stages of SaaS/Cloud software development. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 17 .7% of respondents identified a need for assistance in strategy and 27. recommending and finding the right solutions for your customers 27. Both indicate a good number of respondents are in early stages of development and may support the top answer to this question being more resources are required – this is a common challenge to companies and organizations entering new markets.7% Assessing. Respondents were given the opportunity to select more than one answer.1% Other 5.1% chose a need for outside help in solution identification.1% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 % of respondents Adding software development resources was identified as the greatest need of assistance to respondent organizations involved in SaaS/Cloud application development. where do you feel your company could use the most assistance? Adding software development SaaS/Cloud resources 51. Supporting early market activity.

There is no comparative 2010 survey data. we asked respondents a number of questions regarding their mobility plans and activities.0% 33.8%) reported developing and implementing as their current stage.2% 47. the majority (47. 19% identified maintaining and supporting mobile applications as their current stage. At what stage is your company in developing Mobile applications? 19. Pointing to the early stages of a growing market. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 18 .Mobile Applications Mobile Applications As with increasing consumer interest in SaaS/Cloud applications.8% Defining Mobility strategy Developing and implementing Mobile applications Maintaining and supporting Mobile applications Asked about their stage of development relative to mobile applications.

2% Connecting to Legacy Enterprise Systems 26. A bit fewer than 30% of respondents indicated connecting to legacy enterprise systems as their greatest challenge. There is no comparative 2010 survey data. possibly supporting more earlymarket activity and greater concern over creating a business case and challenge of solution architecture.9% Mobile Security 24.3% Solution Architecture 32.3% indicating the definition of tangible benefits and ROI is the greatest challenge and 32. generally a later concern based on the business case for mobility with dependencies on solution architecture.7% Other 0 5 7. Both indicate early-market activity. with 36.0% 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 % of respondents Response to the question of the most challenging issue facing mobile application development was interesting. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 19 .Mobile Applications What elements within a mobile project does your company find most challenging? Defining Tangible Benefits and Return on Investment 36. Security is a concern of approximately 25% of respondents.0% Mobile UX 18.2% identifying solution architecture as a concern.

There is no comparative 2010 survey data.5% of respondents who identified roadmap design as their greater need. Combining that response with the need for roadmap design assistance reflects the early-stage of the mobility market.7% 45.5% 30 20 10 0 19.7%). 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 20 . Nineteen percent (19%) of respondents identified business process strategy as their greatest need for assistance. where do you feel your company could use the most assistance? 50 40 % of respondents 49. Respondents were given the opportunity to choose more than one answer. closely followed by 45.4% 7.Mobile Applications Of the following stages of Mobility Strategy.3% Mobility Roadmap Design Biz Process Mobilization Mobile Applications Implementation Other Mobile application implementation was the top response to the question of greatest need for mobility strategy assistance (49.

For the remainder of 2011 and during 2012. Only 0.1% Reducing headcount 0.3% Headcount remaining roughly the same 29.8% Outsourcing some functions 6. Over half (54.0% Adding temporary headcount (part-time or fixed project work) 9.8% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 % of respondents As with the 2010 survey. there continues to be bullish outlook on the software development business. Combined with other survey data indicating increased budgets and software development activities. the question of anticipated staffing in 2011 and 2012 produced encouraging news for unemployed workers and those seeking change in employment.Future Business Outlook Future Business Outlook The last part of our survey asked respondents a number of questions about the outlook on their business in terms of organizational evolution and financial investments in software development. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 21 .3%) of all respondents indicated they plan to add permanent staff in the second half of 2011 and 2012. do you anticipate your software development organization will be: Adding permanent headcount (hiring) 54. That is roughly the same response as in the 2010 survey.8% of respondents believe they’ll reduce headcount in the coming months and year.

8% Less than $500.000 and $1.000 and $5. as compared to 2010. respondents were asked to share their 2011 plans.Future Business Outlook What is your approximate software development budget for 2011? Between $5.000.5% 18. all categories of spending remained consistent in its breakdown.000 Looking at overall software budgets.000 Between $10.000 and $50. There are no notable changes projected in 2011. Compared to 2010 survey data.000 and $10.000.000 Greater than $50.000.9% 30.000.5% 32.6% 8.000 Between $1.8% 6. This may suggest the expectation of continued market stability and a predictable economy.000. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 22 .000 Between $500.

with the greatest change being respondents who expect their budget to increase by greater than 10% over 2010 budgets. this is significant.0% 38. Respondents expecting 10%+ budget growth increased from 35. with nearly half indicating their budget is likely to grow greater than 10% as compared to last year. Given the greatest represented persona in the survey is executive management with fiscal responsibilities. as well as expectation of an improving business environment. Only 5. This is an even more bullish outlook for budget growth than reported in 2010.2% 10.Future Business Outlook Is your 2011 software development budget… 5.2% believed their 2011 budget would decrease by 10% or more as compared to 2010. The results parallel 2010 survey data and are highly favorable for an active software development market.9% 46.8% in 2010 to 46% in 2011. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of respondents indicated their software development budgets would increase in 2011.0% Greater than it was for 2010 by less than 10% Greater than it was for 2010 by greater than 10% Less than it was for 2010 by less than 10% Less than it was for 2010 by greater than 10% Looking further into projected budgets. 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 23 . we asked respondents to characterize their 2011 budget as compared to 2010.

mobile devices Cloud Computing Cloud Security Cloud services Cloud Standards Development Cloud. Small Form Factor Devices Software moving online to the cloud Cloud/SaaS SaaS / Cloud SaaS and Mobility SaaS and the Cloud SaaS tools and growth SaaS/Cloud computing. Cloud Cloud and Mobile Cloud and Mobile Private clouds. smaller development teams. Business application mobility Challenges related to VC Funding and overall economic conditions. Changing of the mobile resources (tools) in the market place. three categories of answers stood out – the majority of respondents again believe trends in SaaS/Cloud and Mobility have the greatest potential impact on their business in 2011. Here is a sample of the answers we received: Agile Android tablet growth androids Availability of Open Source code. and philosophy Availability of skilled resources BI Biggest impact is range of competing mobile platforms and providing middleware for all of them. digital data storage and services competition and growth Increased interest in SaaS Customer interest in Cloud 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 24 .Greatest Potential Impact to Your Business in 2011 Greatest Potential Impact to Your Business in 2011 We closed the 2011 survey with an essay question on what respondents believe to be the greatest software development trend potentially impacting their business in 2011. As with last year’s response.

CI and OSGi Linux on embedded devices. Integration of legacy in house without side developed apps and vice versa Inversion of Control Lean SW development. . Flashy UI and Web/Cloud based applications Growth of technology such as iPad HTML 5/CSS 3 acceptance Improving Security Increasing acceptance of open source CMS for the enterprise.NET Framework 4. iPad and Mobile Mobile Mobile and all other electronic delivery channels Mobile and Cloud Computing Mobile and Virtual Reality Development trend.Greatest Potential Impact to Your Business in 2011 Contemplating the migration to cloud computing. IHE Initiative. More developer jobs than available developers Move to agile for large projects. Creating best UX Changing expectations for User Experience cross-platform mobile deployment Customers Impact Business Customers wanting Control in the cloud Data integration and visualization. Continued migration to web-based applications Acceptance of web based solutions as a viable delivery system. Python as a web-platform Microsoft's communications on Windows 8 development strategy is completely incompetent. Data warehousing Development for Slate/Tablet devices EHR Certification Electronic Medical Record Technologies and Mobile technologies Emergence and adoption of SaaS by our target customers Emerging shift to mobile end of Microsoft dominance Expansion of Smart Phones in business. Move to Agile/Scrum Move to cloud Moving away from app server Nearshore growth 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 25 .

BB. & Windows Phone Tablet PCs Tablet.early stages but forcing paradigm rethink Offshore support Other software development & . using internet technology to create process improvements in marketing operations Vendors consolidation 2011 Software Development Trends: Survey Results 26 . Android. iPad. The need for enterprise grade features provided in one consistent user experience.Greatest Potential Impact to Your Business in 2011 Need to adapt UI designs for implementation on both smartphone and notepad form factors New government regulations New OS's NOSQL database development .NET standards overall economy PCI Security Compliance Platform change Research and Development and New Invention in current market Search based apps Security breaches and exposure SOA Social Networking for sharing of development Supporting multiple mobile platforms: iPhone. Cloud Tablets The economy impact on development resource availability overseas The movement to the Cloud. upgrades & advancement Use of virtualization.

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