Leading Technologists Issue Trends Report Alongside Visualization Tool for Companies to Develop Their Own Tech StrategiesCHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks, a global technology company, today issued the latest Technology Radar, a bi-annual assessment of trends and technology significantly impacting software development and shaping the future of tech. Prepared by the ThoughtWorks Technology Advisory Board and designed for technology stakeholders from CIOs to developers, the Radar outlines the current changes in software development and implementation that ThoughtWorks delivers for its clients around the world. In conjunction with the release of the Technology Radar, ThoughtWorks has, for the first time, developed a free visualization tool, which enables firms to map their internal technology landscape and ensures their business and technology strategies are in line with emerging trends and latest industry developments.
"Our latest Technology Radar highlights the current trends that are impacting the way the industry operates, from the rapid adoption of augmented and virtual reality to the way teams are organized," said Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks. "With the launch of this Radar comes the opportunity for leaders to visualize their tech strategy by creating their own radar. The new tool provides an exciting chance for organizations to put technology at the core of their business and to better understand how to reap its benefits." "Adopting and staying ahead of current trends in technology is vital for business success, which makes the Technology Radar so pertinent," said Craig Gorsline, President and Chief Commercial Officer of ThoughtWorks. "By showcasing these consistent changes and allowing others to get involved in creating their own radar, we hope more businesses can implement necessary changes and help their organizations thrive." The graphical nature of the Radar groups items into techniques, tools, platforms, and languages and frameworks. These are further grouped into four rings: Adopt, Trial, Assess, and Hold, in order to give a clear perspective on the current position on these items.