The software configuration management market has been forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.31% through 2016, driven by the increasing demand of risk management and the increasing popularity of software configuration management solutions among SMEs.
Recently software configuration management solutions have gained popularity among SMEs. The software configuration management solution is also available in the form of a cloud-based solution.
SMEs have realised the potential benefit of implementing cloud-based software configuration management solutions. With the help of this, they can use the service and pay accordingly.
Software configuration management (SCM) refers to the task of tracking and controlling changes in the software, part of the larger cross-discipline field of configuration management.
SCM practices include revision control and the establishment of baselines. If something goes wrong, SCM can determine what was changed and who changed it. If a configuration is working well, SCM can determine how to replicate it across many hosts.
Once the software has been developed it goes through a variety of stages; the best way to have reliable software is to continuously track the software through its various stages. In this way enterprises can better perform risk management.
An issue currently facing the software configuration management market is the lack of transparency of SLAs. SLAs are very important to the customer as well as to software configuration management service providers.
Most often customers are clueless about the services to choose as a part of SLAs. Cloud service providers are often not consistent in the promises made as a part of SLA.
CA Technologies Inc., IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., and Serena Software Inc represent the key players currently dominating this industry space.
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