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 the intersection of technology and business for nearly 20 years and currently freelances from the Albany, Calif., home where he and his wife are raising three 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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