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Next year, he also expects that "software release cycles for many of the massive software products that characterized the last few decades will begin to shorten considerably." The focus, Hilwa predicted, will shift to "incremental improvements on a quarterly, biannual or at most annual cadence."
Accompanying this shift, he sees a shift in pricing from the perpetual license to the subscription model, and an increasing "cloudification of software," where software features and functions are "co-mingled with cloud services." Hilwa gave as examples IDEs that have device or browser testing services.