The growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices reflect a growing focus on driving results using sensor-based data and creating analytically rich data sets. These systems can deliver the most value in solving complex logistics, manufacturing, services, and supply chain problems. The number of connected IoT devices worldwide will jump 12 percent on average annually, from nearly 27 billion in 2017 to 125 billion in 2030, according to new analysis from IHS Markit1. With this rapid growth, and the role of IoT in driving business intelligence and agility, the quality of the software is critical. With over 59%2 of IoT projects being late or cancelled, time is the most challenging issue—trying to keep up with shorter release cycles, growing scope of tests for each iteration and increasing the scale of supported platforms.
When we discuss quality in software, there is no other way to identify the quality and correctness of your software other than through testing it. In fact, in systems where quality and correctness are critical (e.g. Autonomous Driver Assistance Systems, Flight Control Computers, Pace Makers, etc), it is typical for almost 50% of the development effort to be spent testing the software. As a result, anything that can be done to accelerate testing can yield significant benefits in developing an IoT device. Read More →