by Amit Chatterjee
Software and digital experience is now becoming ubiquitous in our lives. Software is everywhere – it is stocking supermarket shelves, delivering electricity and water to our homes, storing our personal information in computers around the world, running nuclear plants and even controlling doomsday weapons! Moreover, with the popularity of the Internet and mobile devices, and with the advances in graphical and natural user interfaces, the creative human minds and the innovative companies are making the digital age more personal, social and indispensible.
This is leading to three fundamental trends in the world today:
* Data explosion – the phenomenal growth of raw digital data
* Demand for computational power for transforming raw data into meaningful information
* Exponential growth in the number of users getting on to the digital super highway