DevOps Strategies Beef Up the Bottom Line

By Tony Kontzer  |  Posted 2013-10-23 Email Print this article Print

DevOps is more than just a software development methodology: It's a verifiable bottom-line contributor. That was one of the findings of a survey of 1,300 senior IT decision-makers conducted recently by market research firm Vanson Bourne on behalf of IT management consultancy CA Technologies. The survey also revealed that 66 percent of respondents have either adopted or plan to adopt DevOps strategies, which are intended to foster collaboration between software developers and IT production teams. DevOps is popular for a number of reasons, from a desire for greater collaboration and faster application release cycles to the need to improve the customer experience and accommodate the growth of mobile platforms. Ultimately, enterprises are getting all that and more: Those with a DevOps strategy report an average 19 percent increase in revenue. But not all IT leaders are on board with this trend: A surprising 16 percent admitted to not even knowing what DevOps is. The survey targeted five vertical industries: financial services, health care, manufacturing, telecommunications and the public sector. Respondents hailed from nearly two dozen countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Tony has been writing about technology and business for nearly 20 years and currently freelances from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Having spent the dot-com boom and bust years in Silicon Valley, he's had a front-row seat for the evolution of the technologies that have been the foundation of IT-powered business—from the growth of client/server computing, through the birth of the commercial Internet, to the emergence of cloud computing and social media. He has been a regular contributor to CIO Insight and Baseline Magazine since 2007, and he posts frequently on CIO Insight's BizTech 3.0 blog. A 1988 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, Tony spends his spare time relaxing with his wife, playing with his two sons, tinkering around his home in Albany, Calif., and, when time allows, playing saxophone and traveling. His somewhat infrequent Twitter posts can be found at

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