The internet of things (IoT) ecosystem, from on-device operating systems to connectivity standards, cloud-based device management and data processing, is evolving at a steady and strong pace. While much has been made of challenges such as security and compatibility, the growing maturity of the IoT ecosystem bodes well for its development. This trend has been highlighted in the 18th edition of Technology Radar, from global software consultancy, Thoughtworks. The bi-annual report sets out the current changes in software development — things in motion to pay attention to based upon Thoughtworks’ client engagements.
“The types and number of connected devices is growing rapidly; navigating the complex world of networked and connected things requires technology leaders to evolve how they think about the architecture of their systems and their approach to providing solutions for their organizations,” said Dr. Rebecca Parsons, Chief Technology Officer of Thoughtworks. “If you want to unlock and exploit the value of IoT in your organization, you need to think creatively about potential solutions, and use mature engineering practices to achieve software excellence.”
“When it comes to IoT, it’s a mistake to focus solely on the devices. The real key is creating an ecosystem where devices can collaborate and where cloud services can capture and analyze data coming from those devices in real time. Insights from IoT can drive highly differentiated user experiences in a competitive market,” said Mike Mason, Global Head of Technology, Thoughtworks.
The notable themes in this edition of Technology Radar include:
Browser bulks up, server slims down
Trust teams but verify
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Visit Thoughtworks.com/radar to access the interactive version of the report or to download the PDF version.