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The Global Market for IoT & Embedded Techology: Buyer Behavior Dataset & Analysis

出版商 VDC Research Group, Inc. 商品編碼 318983
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 20 Pages
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物聯網(IoT)與嵌入式技術的全球市場:購買者的行動相關資料集與分析 The Global Market for IoT & Embedded Techology: Buyer Behavior Dataset & Analysis
出版日期: 2014年11月07日 內容資訊: 英文 20 Pages




  • 主要調查結果


  • 全球市場相關見解與考察
    • 最近的動向


  • IoT/M2M的普及伴隨的軟體支出增加
  • 隨著競爭激烈,計劃進度縮短
  • 佔系統開發中重要位置的軟體
  • 多樣化作業系統的類型與選擇標準
  • 仍為程式設計語言主流的C語言
  • 隨著系統的複雜化產生的新工具
  • 可取得的整合開發環境(IDE)的增加



Technology selection and project performance are influenced by a variety of factors including the use of different operating systems, development tools, and embedded processors. This report examines requirements, preferences, and trends of IoT and embedded system engineers, influencers, and decision-makers across a variety of market segments. Supported by VDC's 2014 IoT & Embedded Engineering survey, we also project the outlook for device development and technology adoption trends, vendor ratings, and more. This report is accompanied by the full engineering survey data set, featuring a variety of detailed segmentations across industries, embedded software languages/tools/operating systems used, and project hardware requirements.

What questions are addressed

  • What effect will the IoT have on embedded software stacks over the next three years
  • How are project schedules impacted by the use of various software development technologies
  • Which programming languages are used for software development on low- to high-end embedded computing systems
  • What is most important when selecting integrated development environments
  • How large is the opportunity for attracting new embedded operating systems users for future projects
  • Where does software rank among current system development costs
  • What are the leading causes for delays in current embedded engineering projects
  • What tool classes are driving the greatest reuse of software investments

Who should read this report

This research program is written for those making critical decisions regarding product, market, channel, and competitive strategy and tactics. This report is intended for senior decision-makers who are developing IoT and embedded technology, including those in the following roles:

  • CEO or other C-level executives
  • Corporate development and M&A teams
  • Marketing executives
  • Business development and sales leaders
  • Product development and product strategy leaders
  • Channel management and channel strategy leaders

Executive Summary

The volatile embedded software landscape is forcing engineering organizations to constantly adapt to new market dynamics and development methodologies. OEMs, systems integrators, and embedded hardware/software suppliers are exposed to growing pressures to project schedules fueled by shorter lifecycles and increasing competition. Project planning and investments are further complicated by the broad availability of software components and development solutions from a growing array of suppliers, public sources, and working groups. The right combination of software stack components and development solutions is critical to creating and bringing successful embedded systems to market.

[Data available in full report.]

Key Findings

  • The influence of IoT/M2M requirements is driving increased spending and investments on various levels of the software solution stack - in particular, application software.
  • Schedule adherence has greatly improved over the past year, supported by emerging development technologies; XX% of projects were behind schedule last year while only XX% are this year.
  • Approximately XX% of embedded engineers are either on the fence or favorable to using a different operating system three years from now.
  • Selection criteria for embedded operating systems varies wildly for different types.
  • Most embedded engineers still use C for software development, except for projects featuring a 64-bit primary processor, in which design teams favor using the C++ programming language.
  • New strategic opportunities and customer/enterprise requirements are the leading factors driving embedded engineers toward M2M/IoT solutions.

Global Market Overview

Global Market Ideas & Insights

The accelerating pace of product innovation increasingly derived from embedded software is driving changes in the way engineers value and select operating systems, development tools, programming languages, middleware, and other essential software. Growing competition and escalating system requirements are forcing OEMs, systems integrators, and other embedded software end users to regularly evaluate existing and emerging embedded software components and technologies. The Internet of Things (IoT) will add another layer of complexity onto embedded software designs to ultimately enable new applications and services.

Open source communities and associated software have proliferated to become, in some cases, market share leaders within the embedded market. Linux, for example, has grown to produce several widely used commercial and freely obtainable operating systems. Android continues to penetrate new device classes beyond smartphones into the medical and automotive verticals. The open source development tools and platforms space has expanded in parallel, driven by hardware vendors, IP licensors, and consortiums. Eclipse, in particular, has grown in support with a variety of partners for traditional and emerging IoT applications. Commercial software suppliers need to evolve with the proliferation of open-source solutions to enable greater functionality and support to rationalize purchasing decisions of OEMs and other end users.

Compliance with security and safety-related standards and regulations will further drive the adoption of new software development tool classes such as requirements management tools and source/change/configuration management tools featuring strong traceability. Verified automated code generation is also increasingly attractive to engineering teams looking to rapidly develop new embedded systems and presents an opportunity for commercial tools vendors entrenched with vertically focused solutions. Regardless of mandated compliancy for particular specifications/applications, ensuring data security will be imperative of connected devices that comprise the bulk of new embedded market growth opportunities.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Key Findings

Global Market Overview

  • Global Market Ideas & Insights
    • Recent Developments

End-User Trends and Insights

  • IoT/M2M Driving Increased Software Spending
    • Exhibit 1: Influence of IoT/M2M Requirements on Investments and Spending
    • Exhibit 2: Driving Factors Toward M2M/IoT Solutions
  • Ideas & Insights
  • Project Schedules Accelerating With Competition
    • Exhibit 3: Adherence to Schedule
    • Exhibit 4: Leading Reasons for Delay in Project Schedules
  • Ideas & Insights
  • Software Taking Center Stage in Systems Development
    • Exhibit 5: Distribution of Development Costs by Primary Processor Architecture
  • Ideas & Insights
  • Operating System Types & Criteria Vary Dramatically
    • Exhibit 6: Likelihood of Using Same Operating System Three Years from Now
    • Exhibit 7: Operating System Selection Criteria by OS Types
  • Ideas & Insights
  • C Still Rules the Roost For Programming Languages
    • Exhibit 8: Programming Languages Used in Current Project by Primary Processor ISA
    • Exhibit 9: Programming Languages Used in Current Projects, 2013 & 2014
  • Ideas & Insights
  • Increasing Complexity Driving New Tool Classes
    • Exhibit 10: Types of Tools Used, Current and Expected
    • Exhibit 11: Types of Tools Used in Current Projects by Vertical Market
    • Exhibit 12: Source of Software Code Used on Current Projects by Tools Used
  • Ideas & Insights
  • IDE Availability Increasing With Sources
    • Exhibit 13: IDE Use in Current Projects by Vertical Market
    • Exhibit 14: Leading IDE Selection Criteria
  • Ideas & Insights
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