Software quality: the key to the fourth industrial revolution

The trend over the last few years has been to move software from the Desktop to the Cloud, but the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will push software back to the periphery of the network, and more and more products will contain embedded software applications. Due to this, software quality will play a big role in determining the winners and losers as this migration continues.

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Illuminating System Integration

If you don’t know what your sending and receiving over an interface, then other than through pure luck, or an extended integration phase composed of ‘tiger teams’ and an infinite budget, don’t expect the problem solved quickly. In today’s market, the once simplistic embedded processor with a few interrupts now has every interface conceived to man compressed into a single microchip no bigger than your thumbnail. Without a strategy to attack this problem, the harsh reality is that your project is doomed to fail.

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