DevOps Strategies Beef Up the Bottom Line
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.