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Top 4 Software Development Trends That Impact Startups in 2021

An article we liked from Thought Leader Niall McSheffrey of Orange County's own Elementz Ventures:

Software Technology Trends in 2021

The year 2020 impacted the entire global way of life like never before as every business trend that we knew has been turned on its head.  Software Development Trends

One huge benefit that came from the pandemic in 2020 was the acceleration and rapid innovation of certain software technologies.

Let’s take a look at some of the more significant software development trends that have shaped the industry in 2020 and will continue to influence it in a post covid 2021. These will impact the startup world and lead to opportunities in venture capital investment in future tech-enabled startups.

  1. Low/No Code – First and foremost in the area of software development, we are seeing no code, low code, as well as code automation, blast off. Business process management and no-code or low-code development software will converge to provide companies with all-in-one platforms to run their business. Also, code automation will allow developers to automate the most repetitive aspects of their day-to-day tasks. Both of these will allow for more rapid development of software and speed to market. Startups have already greatly reduced the time it takes to create market-ready software products such as apps or web platforms. This will make them move even faster!

  2. Cloud everywhere and the advent of multi-cloud The pandemic led to an acceleration and scaling to the cloud. Forrester predicted Global Public Cloud IT infrastructure market would grow to almost 120 Billion USD with 35% growth in 2021.1 Simply put, cloud solutions provide flexibility and improve productivity which allows the ability to scale rapidly without having to restructure or recode your platform. This allows the flexibility for SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS to rapidly...

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Thanks for this article excerpt and its graphics to Niall McSheffrey, the Founding Partner of Elementz Ventures.

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