Agility & DevOps Are Key to Digital Transformation
The majority of organizations are expected to increase their adoption of agile frameworks within the next two years, according to a recent survey from Unisys. The resulting report, "Overcoming Enterprise Agility Challenges in Digital Transformation," examines how companies are pursuing a number of technology and business process improvements, including DevOps, as well as a broader digital transformation. App agility is part of this, and organizations are leveraging cloud options such as Platform as a Service (PaaS) to work toward this goal. To foster a winning DevOps environment, many companies are investing in tech tools that enable release and deployment automation, continuous integration and continuous delivery. Through these and other digital transformation measures, they expect to conduct more effective analyses to make better decisions, while increasing customer engagement. Business and tech leaders are seeking "consistent, integrated, enterprisewide digital capabilities that act as one to fulfill customers', partners' and internal users' demands," said Bob West, vice president of global application services for Unisys. "The more broadly organizations can adopt new approaches to scaling agility in deploying a business-critical application environment, the better they will be able to realize the full benefits of digital business." More than 150 global business and IT executives took part in the research, which was conducted by IDG Research.