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Trends im Softwareentwicklungsmarkt 2006

Die Newmedia-Branche wird am Standort Deutschland auch weiter eine Zukunft haben. Nach der aktuellen adesso-Umfrage “Trends im Softwareentwicklungsmarkt 2006” sehen die IT-Entscheider in deutschen Unternehmen erhebliche Schwächen bei der Offshore-Softwareentwicklung. Zwar werden den Anbietern aus Billiglohn-Ländern Kostenvorteile bescheinigt, doch dieser Preisvorteil wird durch den deutlichen Vorsprung deutscher Dienstleister bei Produktivität und Fach- bzw. Prozesswissen mehr als ausgeglichen.

Dazu adesso Vorstand Dr. Rüdiger Striemer: “Die Umfrage-Ergebnisse zeigen klar, mit welchen Qualitäten deutsche Anbieter im internationalen Wettbewerb punkten können. Speziell bei komplexen und fachgetriebenen Entwicklungsvorhaben fündividualsoftware wird sich Fachkenntnis und Produktivität durchsetzen. Gleichzeitig beobachten wir in letzter Zeit eine Zunahme der Modell-getriebenen Softwareentwicklung, durch die neue Anforderungen an das Profil des Softwareentwicklers gestellt werden. In Zukunft wird verstärkt der kommunikationsstarke Prozess-Experte und nicht mehr der reine Techniker gefragt sein.”



Software-as-a-Service Myths

BusinessWeekonline on Software-as-a-Service Myths, an article by Jeffrey Kaplan:

“For years, organizations of all sizes have suffered the hassles and unexpected costs that accompany deploying and maintaining a variety of traditional software applications that, ironically, were intended to make them more productive. Now a new breed of Web-based services are pushing legacy applications aside and finally giving users the business benefits they’ve been seeking.

Despite the success of these companies, many people are still skeptical about the long-term success of SaaS. Others are concerned that recent outages represent a fundamental fault line in the SaaS landscape. As someone who has consulted with a variety of SaaS users and vendors and manages a rapidly growing directory of SaaS players, which can be seen at, here’s my response to some of the most common myths associated with SaaS.”

Service Oriented Architecture Is a Reality

A Booz Allen Hamilton whitepaper on:

Where to Start: Service Oriented Architecture Is a Reality, But How Should You Take Advantage of It? (March 2006)

“Changing the cost equation permanently requires that CIOs reengineer their IT architectures to enable their systems to grow increasingly responsive and cost-effective over time. This has been the holy grail of IT in recent years, and in the beginning seemed just as elusive as the grail the knights looked for in the Middle Ages. Now, however, this seems to have finally changed. Many of the technologies and standards necessary to create such architectures are maturing and becoming widely adopted. After a relatively slow start, service oriented architecture (SOA) is beginning to live up to its promise.”

Strategies For Successful Integrations

JP Morgenthal on the role of SOA

Strategies For Successful Integrations

“One of the first technologies to limit integration complexity is service-oriented architecture. SOA is based on open standards that allow applications to dynamically locate and communicate with a software service. SOA simplifies integration by creating a homogeneous view of existing systems and data, but it doesn’t eliminate the need to aggregate and transform across applications and data sets.

SOA has additional obstacles. It moves the processing closer to the data and application endpoints, but it doesn’t eliminate the core functionality of the broker/hubs or the information-integration engines. Still, SOA does distribute these functions across a wider array of tools, such as process, service, and semantic integration.”

Future of the Enterprise Software Industry

A Booz Allen Hamilton whitepaper on:

Future of the Enterprise Software Industry (January 2006)

“No new concepts as significant as supply chain management (SCM) or customer relationship management (CRM) are on the near horizon just a constant pressure to make incremental improvements. Meanwhile, virtually every company that needed to add enterprise software to its application portfolio has already done so. With no radically new technologies imminent and with most markets saturated, the enterprise software sector can expect to see the shakeout cycle typical of any maturing industry, as companies consolidate and rationalize.”

The Coming Software Shakeup

strategy + business on the future of enterprise software by Mitch Rosenbleeth, Corrie DeCamp, and Stephen Chen:

The Coming Software Shakeup

“Five years ago, 11 companies controlled 90 percent of the database market; now only six do. In business applications, the trend is even more pronounced: Seventy percent of the market is now controlled by just 35 companies, compared with more than 120 companies in 2000.

About 25 percent of software is already sold by subscription; that ´s likely to increase to more than 50 percent in the next four years. This approach will also speed acceptance of software as a service, which lets customers access programs via the Web and pay only for the amount of time that they use the software.”