We live in an application economy where software has shifted from being a driver of nominal efficiency gains to an enabler of new customer experiences and markets. Innovation is king, speed is critical, and open source is center stage. To compete effectively on a global playing field, companies aren’t just writing software — they’re manufacturing it as fast as they can using an infinite supply of open source component parts, machine automation, and supply chain-like processes.
These trends have been documented in previous versions of our State of the Software Supply Chain report, and this year is no exception. The 2017 State of the Software Supply Chain Report blends a broad set of public and proprietary data with expert research and analysis to reveal the following:
• An insatiable appetite for innovation is fueling the ever expanding supply and demand of open source components
• Components of varying quality are flowing through development lifecycles and landing in production applications
• DevOps-native development teams are leveraging trusted software supply chains to improve quality and productivity