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Top 5 Software Development Trends That will Take Over 2018


Keeping up with current trends is critical to your success and sustenance in software development industry! How to identify the long-term influencers? Do not miss out on the top 5 evolving trends by Software development experts at Helios in order to stay relevant and ahead of the game. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Top 5 Software Development Trends That will Take Over 2018

Top 5 Software Development Trends That will Take
Over 2018
  • In the world of technology, change is the only
    constant! What is trending today might get
    outdated tomorrow. Keeping up with the
    fast-changing trends in the industry is indeed a
    daunting task for a software development agency.
    However, recognizing a technologys potential to
    make a long-term influence on the industry can
    enable you to differentiate between trends and

  • As 2017 is nearing a close, are you wondering
    which software development trends are capable of
    keeping you ahead of the game? You are at the
    right page for our software development
    experts are predicting that the following 5
    evolving trends will dominate 2018 and are worth
    your investment.

1 AI adoption becomes absolute necessity
  • Today adopting artificial intelligence (AI) has
    almost become a competitive necessity.
    Smartphones, voice-activated virtual assistants,
    Big data will all have big time as a consequence
    of this AI adoption. Therefore, the demand for
    data scientists and Chief Data Officers (CDO)
    will explode in 2018 and beyond.

  • AI and machine learning (ML) are helping
    companies to transform their businesses in three
    key ways
  • Digitizing the customer experience.
  • Changing value proposition by developing smart or
    AI-enabled products.
  • Automating large-scale processes managed by

Some Facts
of Software Development teams will include AI
functionality in one or more applications or
services by 2018.
  • AI is having significant impact on the business
    world and the early adopters of this technology
    are reaping substantial gains. JP Morgan, for
    instance, has successfully implemented a few AI
    and ML-led solutions to manage its contract
    portfolio with commercial clients. And the
    machine manages this laborious task with speed
    and more accuracy than its human counterparts.
  • So, the least you can do is just get in touch
    with an outsourcing software development agency
    in India and invest in AI-powered website design
    solutions. You can also talk with our experts to
    transform your ideas to reality.

2 Internet of Things moves closer to the edge
  • Today almost everything, from cars to roads,
    smart home appliances to deep sea oil rigs, is
    turning into a data-generator. Even your
    toothbrush can collect data about your brushing
    behavior and share it with your dentist to ensure
    better dental health.
  • These connected devices collect colossal amount
    of data pushing IT companies to explore cheaper
    and faster methods of processing data.

  • Here comes edge computing in the picture! We
    believe it is going to play pivotal role in 2018
    to enable IoT devices to perform faster real-time
    analytics especially in a place with poor
  • Edge computing, usually means processing data at
    the edge of the network or near the device
    using a mesh of micro data centers. This enables
    companies to save time and money required to port
    all the data to a centralized data center.

  • Moreover, the ability to analyze data closer to
    the source will have the following benefits
  • Minimization of latency.
  • Reduction of load on the internet.
  • Improvement in privacy and security
  • Reduction in data management costs.

  • However, the cloud will continue to play a
    crucial role in IoT, collecting critical data and
    performing analyses on this enormous set of
    information in order to glean insights that can
    be disseminated back to the edge IoT devices.
  • Dont you think that the combination of cloud and
    edge computing will enable you to better manage
    and analyze your data in 2018?

3 Blockchain developers in high demand
  • You must have heard a lot about blockchain this
    year, thanks to the meteoric rise of bitcoin.
    However, we believe that this technology is
    endowed with the capacity of revolutionizing
    nearly every industry. And in 2018, we would
    begin to see more ventures at this disruption
    through business-class blockchain platforms.
  • In 2017, we saw many technology giants
    introducing their own blockchain platforms and
    IBM is the leader among them. Amazon, Oracle and
    Microsoft are also close behind as more and more
    companies are joining the bandwagon for
    enterprise-level blockchain dominance.

Some Facts
of the worlds large corporations are considering
the deployment of their own block chain
solutions, According to Juniper Research.
  • Wondering, what this would mean for the software
    industry? Businesses, irrespective of the
    industry they are operating, would start
    to invest in app development on blockchain
    platforms. This in turn would catalyze the demand
    for blockchain developers. Blockchains being
    distributed databases are useful no doubt but its
    benefits come at a price. This is because
    building distributed applications is very hard.

  • Developing and testing them are also way too
    difficult. Blockchains applications can help you
    build new and more efficient business processes
    however, you have to overcome certain challenges
    before you reap the benefits. Do keep an eye on
    this evolving technology!

4 Cybersecurity reaches a tipping point
  • You wont disagree that 2017 has been a terrible
    year for private information on the web, remember
    WannaCry? Every enterprise, organization and
    government institution has security on
    top-of-mind, which infers that demand for
    security solutions will rise.
  • Businesses would need to take cybersecurity
    initiatives both internally and externally.

  • Internal initiatives could be focusing on
    building security into their software. For
    instance, our DevOps teams are focusing on
    automating security testing into our software
    development lifecycle. This helps them to ensure
    that vulnerabilities are not introduced during
    development stage. Venture capitalists are
    supporting cybersecurity startups with capital as
    external cybersecurity initiative.

  • According to cybersecurity market report, global
    spending on cybersecurity products and services
    will exceed 1 trillion cumulatively over the
    next five years, from 2017 to 2021.
  • So, you can make out that funding might not be a
    problem, but there is a lack of cybersecurity
    talent. There, software development specialists
    who would want their skills to stay in-demand in
    the future must try their hands in cybersecurity,
    another green pasture besides blockchain.

  • 43 of all cyberattacks are targeted at small and
    medium sized businesses.
  • Moreover, cybersecurity data also reveals that
    out of total number of cyberattacks, 43 percent
    are targeted at SMEs. So, as a small and medium
    sized business owner, your first step would be
    getting your business website developed
    by software development companies who follow
    security by design.

5 Virtual Reality to go mainstream
  • High-end commercially-available VR headsets have
    caught lot of eyeballs in 2017 but didnt witness
    much adoption. Although, Facebooks Oculus Rift
    and the HTC Vive were the leaders in full-power
    VR systems, sales of less than 1 million units
    have been reported between the two.
  • What would it take for VR to go mainstream?
    Technology journalist Daniel Terdiman had
    affirmed that for VR to truly become part of most
    peoples lives, the following things must happen

  • In 2018, however, both Facebook and HTC are
    making big moves to expand the market. Both the
    companies have considerably slashed prices on
    their flagship VR headsets. They would be much
    lighter and also start at much lower price for
    attracting new customers. Facebook revealed that
    Oculus Go will start at 199.
  • Moving on to the gear, the higher-end systems
    offering the best experience are also the most
    cumbersome. However, experts are visualizing VR
    systems that would be hard to distinguish from a
    pair of spectacles and you can expect to see some
    of them in 2018.

  • Although, much of the early focus of VR was to
    attract hard-core gamers, they are still not
    enough to support the entire VR ecosystem.
    Therefore, we are expecting to see more of
    animated, immersive VR storytelling in 2018 in an
    attempt to bring wider audiences to this
  • We have great news for a Star Wars fan! Star
    Wars Secrets of the Empire is a fully-immersive
    VR ride that merges virtual and physical elements
    into an adventure game. This game would help you
    to become a part of the Stars Wars universe and
    the story as well. So, its time to collaborate
    with developers to give wings to your ideas and
    make your VR app a reality in 2018.

Winding up
  • AS 2018 is just round the corner, our software
    developers have put on their creative caps and
    are focusing on these trends. Although trends are
    volatile, we firmly believe that these five
    trends are here to stay and deserve your
    attention for you to stay relevant in your
  • Are you on the same page with us? Either way, we
    would love to hear from you, please begin a
    conversation by leaving your comments below. You
    can also talk to our software development
    experts with your ideas.
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