Regardless of the industry your business operates in, software is likely all around it. Software powers our cars, airplanes, and even the medical devices we rely on to diagnose and treat illness.
Software makes once-impossible things possible and once-difficult things easier. Software helps businesses in the oil and gas industries remove the guesswork and reduce the cost of finding new deposits; it helps patients safely and automatically inject life-saving medications like insulin.
The software we use today is more complex and more connected than ever before. The Chevy Volt electric automobile has 10 million lines of software code, which actually isn’t all that much compared to many new cars (as we’ll see later) but it’s significantly more than the 1.7 million lines of code in the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft.