Serena was a sponsor of the Gartner Application Architecture, Development, and Integration conference this last fall in Los Angeles. While we were there, we took the opportunity to survey the conference attendees, and hundreds enthusiastically joined in. The promise of an iPad drawing may have been involved, but I think that the attendees were more motivated by taking the temperature of the industry.
What were the top Application Delivery Priorities?
- Deliver Applications Faster
- Reduce App Dev Costs
- Expand the use of Agile
This is a change from what I have been hearing the last few years, when reducing costs was the #1 priority. More IT and AD professionals identify delivering applications faster as a priority than just cutting costs. As we emerge from the Great Recession worldwide, innovation and, especially, the speed of innovation are the priority. And I can’t think of a time in my 20-year career when there has been a higher profile for software applications, a broader range of available platforms, and more data available. We may be entering the Golden Age of App Development.