Archive for April 2010
Defect free or bug free software is in the wish list of many software vendors for ages and it hasn’t materialized and people are still looking for the Holy Grail. No piece of software can be bug free, however we can ensure that it works well in a controlled environment.
Defects are introduced in the software at all phases starting from requirements to analysis to design to development to verification to implementation to maintenance. In addition, 50% of the bugs are introduced when programmers try to fix a known bug. Essentially, any activity that is performed by a programmer or a member of the project team has potential for introducing a bug, which will in turn result in a defect and not allow the software from serving its intended purpose.
Gartner predicts by 2012, 20% of businesses will own no IT assets. This is more so in the SME space, for the cloud removes all the barriers to modernize their business processes.
Adoption would be spread across all the three layers of the cloud – IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. This allows organizations to make use of applications as needed as the cloud supports massive scalability while avoiding extended periods of under utilized IT capacity. Some of the most favored IT applications on the cloud are CRM, project management, application development on the cloud, payroll, accounting and finance.
This essentially allows organizations to do more with less – lowering TCO and improving profitability. This trend further emphasizes the fact that all ISVs in the application software space needs to look at having a cloud strategy, for that is what the market wants.