DevOps Strategies Beef Up the Bottom Line

By Tony Kontzer
  • Previous
    1-Companies' DevOps Strategies

    Companies' DevOps Strategies

    Already adopted: 39%, Plan to adopt: 27%, No plan to adopt: 18%, Don't know what DevOps is: 16%

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.

This article was originally published on 2013-10-23
Tony has been writing about the intersection of technology and business for more than 20 years and currently freelances from the Grass Valley, Calif., home where he and his wife are raising their two boys. A 1988 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism and regular contributor to Baseline since 2007, Tony's somewhat infrequent Twitter posts can be found at http://twitter.com/tkontzer.
eWeek eWeek

Have the latest technology news and resources emailed to you everyday.