2013 Trends to Watch: Software Development and Lifecycle Management


The ALM solutions market is seeing the leading players expand capabilities in the three hot areas of cloud services, mobile development, and supporting agile and lean practices. Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is becoming better established in the enterprise as confidence in its use grows and the benefits in costs and flexibility are realized.


Cloud development technologies will continue to gain ground in 2013. Ovum expects greater adoption on the enterprise side and a stronger push from vendors in terms of platform capabilities. DevOps will be a crucial driving force for cloud-based application delivery, particularly through automation of operations processes.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand why there will be growth in script-less automated testing.

  • Understand why cloud-based application development is set for explosive growth, while agile and lean development is going through growing pains.

Key Questions Answered

  • What will be the key trends in software lifecycle management in 2013?

  • How will the mobile development space be affected by HTML5 in 2013?

  • What are the trends in cloud application development, agile, and testing spaces?

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