Embedded software rise in 2012

Software development and lifecycle management will take to new heights in 2012, according to a new report from Ovum.
The analyst firm said that there will be greater adoption of second-generation Agile and Lean ideas, DevOps will change the roles of developers and operators, HTML5 will dominate rich-user interface development, and software lifecycle management (SLM) for embedded software will become instrumental in avoiding future crises in product manufacturing.
Senior analyst Chandranshu Singh said application development cloud services continue to play a role in the market as customers look for cost savings and confidence grows in using off-premises solutions.
He also said that the operations function is looking to re-engineer its processes for greater capacity and agility, better and reliable releases, and fewer production defects.