How to address Software Quality for the Industrial Internet of Things

There is an increasingly important role for software quality as the industry adapts to the Industrial Internet of Things and the fourth industrial revolution. Organizations that do not adjust their development processes to enable them to produce higher quality applications are risking not only their brand, but also their very existence. Organizations that do adapt will thrive.

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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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Autonomous vehicles are becoming a reality, are we ready to take our hands off the wheel?

With 50% of recalls in recent times being due to software faults, and the average car’s software content to reach over 300mil lines within the decade, Automotive OEMs and their suppliers are working to improve development processes which can produce reliable software, and continue to increase consumer confidence in connected car technology.

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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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