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From pauper-to-prince: developers are now the buying centre of purchasing tools.

From pauper-to-prince: developers are now the buying centre of purchasing tools.

One of the most notable transformations over the past 5 years has been the pauper-to-prince of the developer as a buying center within a company. [...] As software infiltrates every part of our economy, [developers are now] the lead innovators and they’re the lead buyers in companies. What we see are many of our startup companies now deliberately selling to developers as the first wedge point into an organisation. [Developers] all very much have opinions and buying potential.

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Michael Vakulenko

5 ways developers can extend your business model

5 ways developers can extend your business model

Developer programs and third party software developers used to be important only for companies making computer operating systems like Microsoft, IBM or Apple.

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Stijn Schuermans

Just out: Developer Megatrends H1 2015

Just out: Developer Megatrends H1 2015

Software developers are a driving force in every industry and a source of competitive advantage. They are the kingmakers of modern business. In our 50+ page Developer Megatrends H1 2015 report, we highlight 4 key developer trends for 2015.

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Stijn Schuermans

Consumers outweigh the CIO in the Internet of Things

Consumers outweigh the CIO in the Internet of Things

We continue with insights from our most recent publication, IoT Developer Megatrends – a short publication on the most important trends for IoT. In this post, we look at the potential of consumer and enterprise IoT markets. Enterprise IoT (industrial, large-scale applications) are currently the biggest market in terms of revenues, but will that remain so forever? Consumer applications like Wearables and Smart Home are hyped in tech media, but will that translate into a real business opportunity? History and data can provide some answers to these questions.

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Stijn Schuermans

The 3 key Apple Watch features that nobody talks about. Yet.

The 3 key Apple Watch features that nobody talks about. Yet.

If Apple wants to create a new, large product category out of smart watches, it must empower developers to discover new uses.

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