Software will become ...
systematically developed and produced, methods and tools will be used to cover the entire process completely from problem description and design through to implementation and testing. Service-oriented architecture enables new distribution and models to minimise the burden on maintenance and operation. ICT systems will be monitored in the future, and then configured to respond to changing conditions. Reliability and robustness is necessary for wide adoption of ICT systems in everyday life and work.
Communication will be ...
everywhere. It will support people in all walks of life. Be it in the car or a high definition television video conference. The smooth interplay of different devices and systems will ensure software standards which will enable easy and automatic integration of new equipment.
Security will be ...
an integral part of hardware and software developments. It will ensure that information can only be viewed and used by selected people. Digital identity and encryption technology will be standardised. Certificates, signatures, and watermarks will additionally provide authenticity of information and documents outside of controlled environments. The interplay of all these security mechanisms provides the basis for many new applications in electronic commerce but also in everyday situations such as shopping, visiting the doctor or in music and video portals.
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