January 6, 2015

2015 Technology Predictions

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2015 predictions about the world of software

Over the last five years, DevOps has successfully brought Development and Operations teams together to meet the common goal of releasing better quality software faster. In 2015, the rest of the enterprise will follow in DevOps’ footsteps with cross-functional teams—like design and development—working together more closely. To successfully foster this next-generation collaboration, tools will be consolidated to create a “single source of truth” for all assets—borrowing a fundamental principle of DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Software developers have used version control software to manage source code repositories as long as software has been developed. And as businesses embrace DevOps practices across their organizations, they will similarly make broader use of version control.

2015 will also see the continued rise of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, which will bring about their own unique set of challenges. First, with hardware and software coming together, development teams that used to work in silos will now need to work together. The enterprise will need to create new workflows and invest in tools to support this new collaborative environment. Second, the addition of APIs to previously unconnected devices will bring new opportunities for vulnerabilities in software. I think it’s highly likely that we’ll see the first major IoT failure in 2015.

Here at Perforce, we have a lot of exciting things planned for 2015. I’m excited for the year ahead and hope you are, too.