Cloud Computing to Boost App Development
Bangalore: The rising popularity of mobile applications along with the influence of cloud computing has changed the concept of app development. Recently, the world witnessed an increase in the number of employees going mobile. Not too long ago, it was only the high level executives who were able to work away from their workplace. Gartner, an information research and advisory firm in one of their research found that by 2013 more than 20% employees will use tablets.
"Application modernization and increasing agility will continue to be a solid driver for AD spending, apart from other emerging dynamics of cloud, mobility and social computing. These emerging trends are directing AD demand towards newer architectures, programming languages, business model and user skills,” said Asheesh Raina, Principal Research Analyst at Gartner.
Raina also informed that app development companies are transforming their apps to enable deployment through the cloud. “AD for cloud demands rapid deployment, a high focus on user experience and access to highly elastic resources for software testing, while requiring comparatively less underlying infrastructure for developing applications.”
The increasing influence of “Open Source” on app dev elopement was also noticed by Gartner. By 2017, 70% of Java apps will use open source server for apps deployment. “Open source software tools will continue to erode revenue for some AD categories in design, testing and Web development. This is being driven primarily by the success of Eclipse and NetBeans, as well as by overall revitalisation of the market by new small software providers. Limited budgets and economic conditions compelling enough to focus on cost reduction, also fuel the use of open-source software in various development projects,” said Raina.
Gartner also noticed that with the increasing number of smartphones and tablets in the market today, and the demand of executives to obtain information anytime, anywhere, the app development market will see an increase by 1.8%.
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