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. 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.

Key findings from the report include:

  • 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.
2017 State of the Software Supply Chain